Monday, February 4, 2013

Blue Angels at risk?

The Blue Angels flight demonstration team could be impacted by sequestration, Navy officials said. Air shows scheduled between April 1 and Sept. 30 would be canceled if the proposed military spending cuts known as sequestration become reality. That would save the Navy $20 million by canceling the shows in its fiscal third and fourth quarters. Lt. Katie Kelley, the public information officer for the Blue Angels, said the team is aware of the possible budget cuts but is continuing to prepare for the 2013 air show season. The Blue Angels are based at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. (Sources: Pensacola News Journal, WEAR-TV, 02/04/13)