South Shore Air Show’s Future Under Review
South Shore Convention and Visitor Authority President-CEO Speros Batistatos
November 4, 2013 — Organizers of the Indianapolis Air Show decided to ground the annual aviation event for good. The Indy show’s executive committee made the announcement on Friday. The future of the South Shore Air Show is still in question, but South Shore Convention and Visitor Authority President and CEO Speros Batistatos told the Lakeshore’s Chris Nolte that the cancellation of the Indy Air Show will be taken into account. Here is a portion of his remarks aired on Lakeshore Public Radio.
The South Shore Air Show was cancelled last year due to the government sequestration.
Dozens of air shows draw tens of thousands of people and generate millions of dollars for local economies. They had to be cancelled after military jet and demonstration teams, like the Navy Blue Angels, were unable to perform because of automatic federal budget cuts.
The Indianapolis Air Show had been held for 16 years, with the proceeds of the event going to local philanthrophic groups.