Soggy ground limits air show parking

Friday, May 28, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:11 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

If you’re planning on going to the “Salute to Veterans” air show this weekend, you better take the shuttle.

Because of wet weather conditions, parking will not be allowed on grassy areas at Columbia Regional Airport for the air show on Saturday and Sunday.

There will be some parking at the terminal, but it will only be available to those who have a parking pass issued by the Columbia Police Department.

Air show organizers are asking spectators to use the shuttles that will be operated by First Student. The shuttles will start running at 9 a.m. from the parking lot on the east side of Hearnes Center and the Jefferson City Airport. Shuttles will continue to run regularly throughout the day. The cost for a round trip ride is $2 per person.

“I’m sure people would prefer to drive,” said Ken Hines, air show spokesman and assistant chief of the Boone County Fire District. “But we always encourage the shuttle bus.”

Guests who ride the shuttles will be dropped off at the front gate.

Hines said the air show will go on rain or shine, but the final decisions on which aerial events take place rests with the pilots and jumpers.

The National Weather Service forecast on Thursday was calling for a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday with a high around 85 and breezy conditions. The chances for showers and thunderstorms increases to 50 percent on Sunday when the high is expected to reach 81.

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