I'm neither for or against. I attend the B-17 Fly-In at Bomber Field
in September and then head over to Tri-County Barnstomers in October for BEST. This way, I attend two different fields for two entirely different events.
I can see how Bomber Field might attract a few more pilots because it has many events tied to it...but I also like Tri-County Barnstormers for the people, the excellent facility, and the grass runway. Bomber Field has grass...but not as well maintained as TCB.
As for distance, it's only 15 miles closer to my house. Not a major reason for me to switch fields.
Have there been any Bomber Field pilots asking for the event to be hosted there? Looking forward to the continued discussion.