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Heavy Fog Keeps Planes Grounded for Day 1 of Duluth Airshow

Updated: 08/23/2014 6:15 PM
Created: 08/23/2014 4:22 PM WDIO.com
By: Briggs LeSavage
blesavage@wdio.com

The two-day 2014 Duluth Air and Aviation Show was grounded Saturday as heavy fog rolled in the early afternoon.

However, the show was able to feature a first-time experience for viewers though--this one on the ground. A 7,000 lbs., jet-powered semi-truck took the runway, hitting some pretty high speeds. They also had a helicopter in the air doing safety demonstrations for a crowd that had traffic backed up to an hour wait to park in some spots.

Planes were on display until the afternoon when the weather worsened and organizers said they had to call things off for the day. 

The gates will open for the public again at 9 a.m. Sunday and, if weather cooperates, planes will take the sky around 10 a.m.

Eyewitness News was told there will be no refunds for days without flight because there are a host of other activities to check out. 

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