Archive for Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Construction delays air shows at McConnell

August 12, 2014

— Construction at McConnell Air Force Base will delay air shows at the base in Wichita for at least two more years.

Base spokeswoman Lt. Jessica Brown says no air show will be scheduled this year or next year because of the construction as McConnell prepares for KC-46A refueling tankers. The first of 36 aircraft are scheduled to arrive in February 2016.

The Wichita Eagle reports no show was held in 2013 when the Air Force canceled all public events because of budget cuts.

Brown says a decision will be made next spring on whether to have a show in 2016.

Construction on three hangars and an aircraft parking station has begun and isn’t scheduled to be completed until March 2017.

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