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N.S. air show set to take off at Halifax Stanfield International Airport


HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia International Air Show is set to take off again this fall after repair work at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport grounded the event last year.
"We've experienced a lot of turbulence over the last number of years," executive director Colin Stephenson said at a news conference Wednesday.
"Since leaving (12 Wing) Shearwater in 2003, we've had a steady diet of challenges, and that has only really served to make us stronger and smarter."
Nova Scotia's 25th international air show takes place Sept. 6 and 7 at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, featuring civilian planes and stunt pilots, along with aircraft from both the Canadian and U.S. militaries.
The event usually draws about 30,000 to 40,000 fans a year, but was cancelled in 2007 due to runway resurfacing. Organizers instead put on a free but much smaller show in Moncton, N.B.
The airport's resurfacing project won't be finished in time for the show, but Stephenson said the airport will go out of its way to make it happen while keeping commercial flights running smoothly.
He said with the reduced runway space, the airport will fit air show takeoffs and landings between commercial flights.

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