Per the statement posted on the Modaero website (see below), the 2017 Modaero Festival and Air Show was postponed and no new date has been proposed.
Unfortunately, as the sole sponsor of the Stripes to Bars 2017 Modaero Scholarship, we have been forced to cancel the scholarship. Having received many candidates that were deserving of an aviation scholarship, we are saddened by this development. All complete applications will be automatically enrolled in regular fall 2017 STBs scholarship.
Due to unforeseen logistical and timing issues, MODAERO has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2017 MODAERO Festival & Air Show, scheduled for June 2-4, 2017 at the Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport. After conferring with airport management, MODAERO has determined this to be in the best interest of the aviation community, airport facilities and the public.
There are significant requirements that must be met in order to provide a safe and effective event. As of this morning, we have been unable to secure the requisite governmental approvals to execute on our festival and air show plan. In addition, the airport is currently experiencing substantial rains that may lead to a washout of key air show infrastructure and spectator areas. Weather forecasts leading up to the event include additional precipitation which would force unacceptable last-minute changes in our operational plans.
As a first-year air show, we feel it would not be prudent to proceed with the current preparations, without these advanced approvals in place and additional time for potential changes in operations. Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our guests, partners and aviation community in whole. We will continue to work closely with the Airport, governmental authorities, exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers to reschedule this one of a kind event.
MODAERO would like to thank all those involved for their concerted efforts to date and we look forward to announcing the rescheduled dates soon. We sincerely appreciate your support of the event and our mission.
MODAERO Festival & Air Show