People here in Jacksonville are still feeling the hit from the shutdown. Today - more than 40 local defense contractors who've been affected will be at who've been affected will be at the First Coast Defense Expo at Cecil Airport. Some of them talked with Channel 4's Erica Rakow. She's joining us live from Cecil field.Good morning Erica. 3 3 I DID AND EVERY COMPANY HERE IS VIRTUALLY EFECTED BY THE SHUTDOWN IN SOME WAY.. CECIL AIRPORT IS ACTUALLY DIRECTLY AFFECTED BECAUSE A BIG PART OF BUSINESS HERE IS FUEL.. AND THERE ARE LESS MILITARY PLANES FLYING. AS FOR THE INDIVIDUAL COMPANIES, SOME HAVE BEEN EFFECTED, IN BOTH BAD AND GOOD WAYS. 3 :00-:04:06-:121:14-1:20THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR THE FIRST COAST DEFENSE EXPO IS HAPPENING AND THE EVENT HAS DOUBLED IN SIZE.JOE SNOWBERGER/ DEFENSE EXPO HOST 6:36 the energy for the people coming to this conference are saying hey that's the government issue in the meantime lets stay focused on whats important in northeast florida. IT'S IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA WHERE DOZENS OF COMPANIES SUPPORTING OUR COUNTRY'S NATIONAL SECURITY ARE HEADQUARTERED.. LIKE THE FLEET READINESS CENTER.. WHICH DOES THINGS LIKE PROVIDE AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS AND ENGINES FOR THE NAVY, THE MARINE CORPS AND THE AIRFORCE.THE READINESS CENTER WAS NOT AFFECTED AS BAD THIS TIME AROUND..AS IT WAS OVER THE SUMMER WHEN EMPLOYEES WERE FURLOUGHED AND THEY WERE SHUT DOWN FOR 6 FRIDAYS IN A ROW. 1:35 the biggest thing you heard from our workers was how could they justify providing support to the war fighter on Monday through Thursday and on Friday just telling them well, you're on your own. We cant be here it just seemed to really leave a nasty taste in their mouth.ALSO AT THE EXPO IS TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT..A COMPANY THAT WAS AFFECTED BY THE SHUTDOWN IN A MUCH DIFFERENT WAY.TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT PROVIDES AIRCRAFTS TO OUR GOVERNMENT THAT TAKES THE PLACE OF MODERN FIGHTERS WHICH ARE VERY EXPENSIVE TO OPERATE.. C-E-O R-C THOMPSON SAYS IT'S A DIFFERENCE OF OUR MILITARY PAYING 25 TO 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS AN HOUR TO FLY A FIGHTER PLANE OR 5 TO 6-THOUSAND.18:48 people talk about austerity, people talk about sequestration and the shutdown, with us it's an opportunity because we save money so we become even more relevant in those times 3 THERE ARE SEVERAL PLANES ON DISPLAY FOR PEOPLE TO SEE AT THE EXPO.. HOWEVER, I'M TOLD THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN MANY MORE.. THE COAST GUARD AND NATIONAL GUARD WOULD'VE HAD HELICOPTERS HERE BUT DIDN'T HAVE THE MANPOWER TO TOW THEM OVER.THE EXPO AS A WHOLE HAS GROWN TREMENDOUSLY SINCE IT WAS FIRST HELD LAST YEAR SO IT'S HOPEFUL THIS WILL BECOME AN ANNUAL EVENT.