SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE — Regularly scheduled air shows are unlikely to return to Scott Air Force Base in southwestern Illinois because of deep Pentagon spending cuts.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the base is looking to host an air show in 2017 to mark its 100th anniversary. But it’s unlikely there will be a revival of what was once a yearly summer staple in the area.
Military air shows were halted nationwide last year because of government spending cuts. The Air Force lifted the moratorium in December but stricter criteria mean fewer bases are chosen to host the events.