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Due to the Blue Angels making a stop in East Idaho in 2017, Pocatello Regional Airport’s Skyfest Planning Committee has chosen to forgo the SkyFest 2017 airshow and is exploring an alternative celebration of the airport’s deep military history.
“The Blue Angels are truly a unique experience and we feel it would be unfair to even remotely put potential attendees and sponsors in a position where they feel they may have to choose between one event and another,” said David Allen, Pocatello Regional Airport Manager. “With that in mind, the committee has decided to not hold the Skyfest airshow in 2017 and count ourselves among those excited to see some of the country’s premier aviators.”
2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the completion of Pocatello Army Air Base and the airport would like to commemorate the event. The base was deeded to the City after World War II and eventually became Pocatello Regional Airport.
“Being that 2017 is still a very significant and special year for Pocatello Regional Airport, we are still looking at ways to honor the veterans who have served here and elsewhere, as well as our tradition as an airbase,” said Allen. “The committee is already in the process of exploring other options and ideas for a celebration.”