GRANGEVILLE, Idaho — Due to scheduling conflicts, organizers for Warbird Weekend have reluctantly decided to postpone this year’s event, resuming the normal schedule for 2016.
Normally held the second week in July at the Idaho County Airport, Warbird Weekend was moved up two weeks this year to June 27-28 in anticipation of the federal runway reconstruction project, which is slated to start July 6 or 7 and shut down fixed-wing operations through October.
As a result, this earlier date came into conflict with other regional airshows, notably the Nampa Warbird Roundup, organizers noted.
“It wasn’t that we had a lack of pilots interested in coming to Warbird Weekend,” said event organizer Melisa Bryant. “It was just that they had prior commitments.”
Committee consensus was to postpone the event, continuing in 2016 with the second week in July date that has best worked with pilots and avoids conflicts with other regional and national air fairs and shows.