A cloud of doubt has been lifted from the running of the 2017 Planes of Fame Air Show at California’s Chino Airport after a group suing the show’s sponsor dropped its request for an injunction against the event scheduled for May 6 and 7.
The plaintiffs will continue to seek speedy legal action in a dispute they claim stems from the Planes of Fame Air Museum’s "intentional attempts to physically block and obstruct" other "businesses before, during, and after the air show."
AOPA reported April 6 that Yanks Air Museum, Flying Tigers Aviation, Socal MRO, Zangeneh Aeronautics, and AFT Center filed the lawsuit, alleging that their businesses suffer losses throughout a nine-day period required to set up the airshow, stage it, and dismantle its infrastructure.
The Planes of Fame organization, which had been rallying support for its sixtieth anniversary airshow online, reacted cautiously to the announcement.
“We are aware of the plaintiff's statement to withdraw the motion for preliminary injunction of the 2017 Planes of Fame Air Show. We are currently waiting on confirmation from POF legal counsel to verify,” said a message posted on the Planes of Fame website.