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Deke Slayton Airfest books Blue Angels for 2021

Brad Williams

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A long drought without an air show in La Crosse will end soon. 

Organizers of the Deke Slayton Airfest say the Navy’s Blue Angels will return to the La Crosse Airport on June 12th and 13th of 2021. 

That will mark seven years since the last Slayton Airfest was presented. 

The aviation festival originated as a yearly event, but the planners discovered that attendance was low in years when they couldn’t bring in a precision flying team. 

The Blue Angels also appeared at the most recent airfest in 2014.

A scheduled festival in the summer of 2015 had to be cancelled because of safety concerns resulting from construction work on I-90, near the airport.

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