EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show will not be held this summer, or perhaps ever again.

In a live interview Friday on 12 News at 4, Major Gen. Christopher Callahan said “the air show as we know it is no longer.”

There are a number of reasons why, according to Callahan, including operational challenges and a $100 million construction project in the works at Quonset State Airport.

“It’s a shame, but it’s because of the work,” Callahan said.

Once a summertime tradition, the Rhode Island air show hasn’t been held since 2018. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels had planned to make their return this year, but Callahan confirmed that’s no longer the case.