Navy departure doesn't end air show tradition
BRUNSWICK, Maine—The civilian operator of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station must be gluttons for punishment. It's in the second year of a three-year run of the Great State of Maine Air Show.
Air shows require a ton of work: Six months of detailed planning with complicated logistics, VIPs, vendors, hundreds of volunteers and all manner of aircraft.
The last time it was held three years in a row was in the 1990s, when the Navy was in charge.
Suzanne Krauss is a former Navy pilot who now serves as operations coordinator at Brunswick Executive Airport. She says the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority aims to keep the air show tradition alive.
The show kicks off with event Friday night, followed by two full days of flying Saturday and Sunday.