Air Show Draws Big Crowds, Ground Traffic Disappoints

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The weather was perfect, but the roads couldn’t handle the loads for the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show over the weekend.

On Saturday, the lines were very long with officials suggesting that spectators for Sunday’s air show get an earlier start to even out the traffic. That seemed to shorten the lines, but Sunday’s crowd appeared to be about as big as Saturday’s.

The navy’s Blue Angels were the stars of the air show. The navy and marine pilots fly St. Louis-made F-18’s in precision formations.

The only incident on the air show grounds was a large American flag that worked its way loose from its moorings and began to fall. Fans and air show workers caught the flag before it touched the ground.

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