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After the deadly plane crash at the Reno Air Races in September 2011, costs for insuring the show skyrocketed. Organizers of the event turned to the state tourism commission for help paying those additional costs, and the state cut a $600,000 check to help out. Now, Aviation Nation, the annual air show held every year at Nellis Air Force Base has been cut due to the federal sequester. Will the state rescue Southern Nevada's annual air show as it did for the Reno show? Las Vegas Sun Business Reporter says it's not likely. Velotta joins us to talk about the races and whether or not the state will step in to save Aviation Nation.
Rick Velotta, Reporter, Las Vegas Sun and Vegas Inc.