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Air & Sea Show 2008 Cancelled (Ft.Lauderdale)

Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:11 pm

Officials cite rising fuel costs and a downward economic trend as the reasons behind the cancellation. In addition, they say, the popular Fort Lauderdale tradition does not have a title sponsor.

"The event is not economically viable without a title sponsor and corporate sponsorships are not the same as they were, especially during this more sensitive economic climate," said Michael Goodman, public relations spokesperson on behalf of the Air & Sea Show. "The event producers are very proud of what they have created and brought to Fort Lauderdale, however, without a title sponsor they are unable to produce this multi-million dollar event."

http://cbs4.com/local/Mcdonalds.air.and.2.611014.html


This is a real shame, but not a surprise.
I guess it can be more profitable to sponsor an exclusive party at the Versace mansion or at a VIP lounge than this event.
 
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RE: Air & Sea Show 2008 Cancelled (Ft.Lauderdale)

Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:25 pm

This is ridiculos. I look foward to this show every year, and now they cancelled it. That totally sucks.

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RE: Air & Sea Show 2008 Cancelled (Ft.Lauderdale)

Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:51 pm

This is a bummer. Great air show, great venue, cold beers...

Well, at least the Jacksonville Sea and Sky Show is at NAS Jax this year...better than the beach show, IMO.
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RE: Air & Sea Show 2008 Cancelled (Ft.Lauderdale)

Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:01 am

The latest Blue Angels schedule lists Fort Lauderdale dates May 3/4. Will these be cancelled, or will the Blue Angels still fly absent a proper Air & Sea Show?
 
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RE: Air & Sea Show 2008 Cancelled (Ft.Lauderdale)

Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:23 am

Well, at least you'll still be able to watch the pelicans in formation.  laughing 
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