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The weekend's wet finish stops drivers, grounds pilots

The weekend's wet finish stops drivers, grounds pilots

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Rain and lightning Sunday stopped drivers on the road and pilots from taking flight.

The Pikes Peak Regional Air Show was forced to stop the show before all its pilots were able to perform. Sunday was the second day of the air show. Rain and lightning made for hazardous conditions in the air for pilots.

Chip Lamb is a pilot with Trojan Phlyers based out of Dallas, Texas. He performed in Saturday's show and planned to fly his North American T-28 Trojan again Sunday. 

'We started and taxied and got to the end of the runway, by then it was starting to rain and there were wind shear warnings, cloud to ground lightning, all of that made for hazardous flying," said Lamb.

Lamb is a 1977 graduate of the Air Force Academy.  He enjoyed the opportunity to fly in Colorado Springs air space again.

"I felt like I was back at home again. Beautiful city, beautiful state, beautiful mountains," said Lamb.

The Airplane Restaurant owner Steve Kanatzar said he welcomed the crowd from the air show into his restaurant earlier than expected.

"If it starts to rain, we know we got about 15 minutes before we are going to get hammered and that happened today," said Kanatzar.

Kanatzar said rain didn't hamper his sales.

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