In September, he first pitched the idea to the Polk County Board of Commissioners. Peugh also appeared before the group during a later work session.
Chairman Cleve Hartley said an air show provides entertainment for the entire family and could be an added attraction at the airport. However, he emphasized that agreements must be reached and a promoter secured before it can become reality.
Two air show companies have contacted Peugh about the proposed event. Each has inquired about adequate parking and participation.
Challenges that must be met include closing the airport for five hours. Typically, an air show takes three hours and the hosting facility must be closed one hour before and after the program.
Decisions must also be made about property now used as a jump zone by skydivers.
Peugh, who has been involved in aviation since 1969, said he has supported the Polk County Airport for the past 20 years.
“If the air show is successful, we have introduced the facility to people in the flying community,” Peugh Said. “I believe they will be an asset if we plan another show.”