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SRIA considers proposal for November air show on Pensacola Beach
PENSACOLA BEACH -- Next month the Santa Rosa Island Authority will decide whether to host an airshow on Veteran's Day weekend in November.
NAS Pensacola's Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Department brought up the idea to have a civilian airshow would be on base Friday night.
Then two civilian shows on Pensacola Beach on Saturday and Sunday.
Since sequestration grounded the Blue Angels, there's no word yet if they'll perform and that's why beach leaders are still debating the idea.
Board members are still crunching the numbers, but it looks like the air show would cost about 200,000 dollars.
Some board members don't know if its worth it, especially since November is not a popular time for the beach.
Thomas Campanella SRIA board
"It's football season, it's hunting season, the children are back in school"
The Santa Rosa Island Authority plans to make a final vote on September 11.
A spokesperson with the Blues says they'll have a better idea of where they stand come October, when the new fiscal year is set to begin.