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Tuesday May 16th, 2017

Posted at 9:14am

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Last updated: Sunday May 21st, 12:30pm

A planned airshow at Windsor Airport for later this month has been cancelled.

Organizers met Monday to cancel the show after the Canadian Forces Snowbirds were forced to pull out of six upcoming performances.

“A reduced training period hampered by poor weather which continued into the show season, resulted in numerous cancelled practices,” said Snowbirds Team Lead, Major Patrick Gobeil. “More training is required before the Snowbirds resume the 2017 schedule.”

“We intend to return to the air show circuit once we have the consistency required for our dynamic nine-aircraft aerobatic performance,” he said.

In a posting to Facebook, the Snowbirds thanked air show organizers for their work and fans for their understanding.

Windsor was one of six performances cancelled between now and June 4th.

“Although we are disappointed, we understand and trust that their decision was difficult, but the right one to make,” said John Robinson, President – Canadian Historical Aircraft Association.

Advance ticket holders will receive a full refund.

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