Embry-Riddle Air Show Funds Turned Down


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University could be left holding the bag for expenses resulting from the air show it sponsors in Florida in November. The university had hoped Volusia County would chip in a total of $101,000 worth of beach patrol, law enforcement and cleanup services needed to stage Wings and Waves but came away with only $14,000 that is expected to be raised from the county’s beach toll during the event Nov. 8 and 9. More than 200,000 people attended last year’s show and the county contributed the beach fees plus $30,500. The Thunderbirds and various aerobatic performers have been scheduled to perform.