Burlington Mayor Backs Waterfront Airshow

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Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss is backing a plan to allow an air show sponsored by the Vermont Air National Guard’s Charitable Foundation for the Lake Champlain waterfront in 2013.

Last month the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission unanimously endorsed the plan, which includes aerial acrobatics by one of the nation’s top demonstration teams.

But Kiss’s approval including non-binding suggestions: That the Air National Guard should consider carbon offsets for the fuel burned during the two-day event and in the future organizers should consider alternatives to military team headliners – such as antique or civil aviation standouts.

The Burlington Free Press says the administration was criticized for approving a 2006 air show that included noisy, high-performance fighter jets.

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