Blue Angels Cancelled For Annapolis As Expected

| April 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

Blue Angels 2009 (34)As we reported several weeks ago, the Blue Angels were expected to be canceled for the May performances over the Severn River.  This morning, the effects of the sequester took hold and the show, practice, and flyover were canceled along with all of the remaining shows scheduled for 2013.

From a press release sent to Eye On Annapolis:

The Navy has cancelled the remaining 2013 performances of its Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. The squadron will continue to train to  maintain flying proficiency until further notice at its home station in Pensacola, Fla. 

Recognizing budget realities, current Defense policy states that outreach events can only  be supported with local assets at no cost to the government. 

This is one of many steps the Navy is taking to ensure resources are in place to support  forces operating forward now and those training to relieve them. 

The Navy believes there is value in demonstrating the professionalism and capabilities of  our Navy and Marine Corps Naval Aviation team, thus inspiring future generations of  Sailors and Marines. The Navy intends to continue aerial demonstrations in the future as the budget situation permits.

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