Davenport city leaders speak Q.C. Air Show support – KWQC
May 4, 2016 - storage organizer
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The destiny of a Quad City Air Show is still adult in a air. In a assembly Tuesday afternoon Mayor Frank Klispch pronounced he has nonetheless to accommodate with eventuality organizer, Ken Hopper.
Last week, Hopper announced he would take 2017 off from a atmosphere uncover and could be looking for a new home for destiny shows. Hopper says support from a Davenport Municipal Airport has depressed and a city wants some-more spent on guilt insurance.
It’s generally a top saved special eventuality in Davenport, with $35,000 of support from a city final year, including franchise payments to use a airport. For Hopper, it unequivocally comes down to carrying a permanent home for offices and storage. He says a atmosphere uncover has mislaid space, including a hangar, to private entities.
The mayor says he’s recently been to a airfield exploring options and hopes to find some center ground.
“I consider it unequivocally comes down to me assembly with Mr. Hopper and articulate about what a long-term destiny is for a atmosphere uncover here in Davenport and a Quad Cities and make certain we’re good stewards over a supports that are entrusted to us, and make certain we do each bid we can to move that here and keep it here for a prolonged time,” pronounced Klipsch.
Hopper tells KWQC there are about a half-dozen other airports in a segment meddlesome in this atmosphere show. There’s no word on when any arrange of assembly with city officials competence happen.
This year’s Quad City Air Show is still set for Jun 25th ad 26th. It’s a 30th year for a event.