Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sequestration: All the bad news in one place

U.S. Navy Blue Angels - FB Page | Blue Angel fans, Thank you for your continued support and patience. Unfortunately, we have not heard any official word regarding the status of our 2013 air show season. We are standing by. As I write this, the pilots are finishing up their third practice of the day. They, along with the entire maintenance and support team, continue to put 110% effort into every flight and look forward to demonstrating the pride and professionalism of the Navy and Marine Corps. Thank you again for your support! Your Blue Angels Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds - Official website | ...The implementation of across-the-board cuts in federal spending has caused the curtailment of the Thunderbirds 2013 show schedule. Effective April 1, all of the team’s performances have been cancelled. The team still plans to perform at the Titusville, Fla., air show March 23-24.

U.S. Navy Tac Demo - FB page | Dear USN TACDEMO fans, Due to the impacts of sequestration and the status of the US Government's continuing resolution for 2013, the USN TACDEMO coordinator at Commander, Naval Air Forces has authorized me to pass the following unfortunate news: "The USN TACDEMO teams will execute the air shows at El Centro, CA, Columbus, GA, and Key West, FL in March of 2013 and then SHOULD WE STAY SEQUESTERED we will be forced to cancel all remaining shows on a MONTH BY MONTH basis. Airshows scheduled after March of 2013 should not expect a USN TACDEMO team until notified otherwise as the US Navy is uncertain how long it will take, once a...

Air Force cuts aviation support at public events - | 3/1/2013 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- As the Air Force braces for potential sequester, leadership has cancelled all aviation support to public events for at least the remainder of the fiscal year and is standing down the Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team to save flying hours to support readiness needs.
Effective today, active-duty, Reserve and Guard units will cease all aviation support to the public. This includes the cancellation of support to all air shows, tradeshows, flyovers (including funerals and military graduations), orientation flights, heritage flights, F-22 demonstration flights and open houses, unless the event includes only local static assets.
Additionally, the Air Force will cancel the Thunderbirds' entire 2013 season beginning April 1.
The Thunderbirds and Heritage Flight crews will...

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