Syracuse, New York – Planners of the Syracuse International Airshow have been inundated with offers by airshow teams around the country to perform at this weekend’s Syracuse event since the Blue Angels’ decision to cancel their upcoming appearance. The Blue Angels cancelled all upcoming shows after a tragic accident took the life of U.S.M.C. Captain Jeff Kuss last week in Smyrna, Tennessee. The influx of performers offering to participate in this weekend’s Syracuse International Airshow shows the comradery and support of the airshow community, according to Christina Callahan, Executive Director of the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority and Hancock International Airport.
The F/A-18F Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration Team, the Sea Harrier FA.2 and L-39, and the Lima Lima Flight Team have been added to the Syracuse International Airshow schedule.
“We are touched and honored to have received the kind of support we have gotten over the last few days,” said Callahan. “We are speechless, but at the same time not surprised by this – everyone has been deeply saddened by the death of Captain Kuss and what better way to pay tribute to his memory than to fly during the time originally scheduled for the Blue Angels.”
The Syracuse International Airshow is scheduled this weekend, June 11&12. Gates open at 9am, and free parking is on site. Tickets may be purchased at local Wegmans locations, at the airshow’s website, and in- person at the gate.