Quonset Air Show http://ripr.org en After Hiatus, Quonset Air Show To Return In May http://ripr.org/post/after-hiatus-quonset-air-show-return-may <p>A popular Rhode Island air show will be back next spring after a one-year hiatus prompted by federal sequestration cuts.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The Rhode Island National Guard says its popular air show will be held May 17<sup>th</sup> and 18<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; The Navy’s Blue Angels will be the headline act.&nbsp; It was cancelled at the last minute last year, disappointing many fans.</p><p>The show has been held annually since 1991 and draws thousands of spectators to the Quonset Air National Guard base.&nbsp; Last year was the only time since its founding it was not held.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:13:58 +0000 Flo Jonic 27457 at http://ripr.org After Hiatus, Quonset Air Show To Return In May Quonset Air Show Cancelled Thanks to Sequestration http://ripr.org/post/quonset-air-show-cancelled-thanks-sequestration <p>This year's Quonset Air Show is being canceled due to federal sequestration budget cuts. &nbsp;The cutbacks led to all of the air show's military acts pulling out of the event. &nbsp;Under Defense Department rules, the air show could not consist of only civilian air acts. &nbsp;</p><p>The air show regularly draws over 100,000 people over the last weekend in June. &nbsp;The air show has been running for over twenty years at Quonset Point. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:21:13 +0000 Dave Fallon 13468 at http://ripr.org Fate of Quonset Air Show Decided by Friday http://ripr.org/post/fate-quonset-air-show-decided-friday <p>The Rhode Island Air National Guard says it will know by Friday whether or not to hold the Quonset Air Show this year. &nbsp;The show is threatened by the impact of federal sequestration cuts.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:50:17 +0000 Flo Jonic 13369 at http://ripr.org