Redevelopment authority plans Brunswick air show

Posted Dec. 19, 2009, at 1:36 p.m.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Brunswick Naval Air Station may be closing next year, but the Great State of Maine Air Show will live on.

The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority plans to hold the air show in 2011, and it will feature the Navy’s Blue Angels. It coincides with the 100th anniversary of Navy aviation.

Executive Director Steve Levesque said the civilian air show will feature a business aviation expo meant to showcase the shuttered Navy base’s capabilities for the private sector. The authority hopes to attract tenants to utilize the massive hangars and dual runways.

Levesque said an admission will be charged for the first time. He said proceeds from the show will go to the authority and local nonprofits.

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