Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Blue Angels cancel two shows

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, canceled their upcoming performances at the Syracuse International Air Show and Vectren Dayton Air Show. The team was previously scheduled to attend the air shows in Syracuse, N.Y., and Dayton, Ohio, June 11-12 and June 18-19, respectively. Following a crash June 2 that claimed the life of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, the team is in an operational pause. The Navy has offered to support these two air shows with their Tactical Demonstration Teams during the time slot of the scheduled Blue Angels performance. The Tactical Demonstration or "TACDEMO" is designed to highlight the mobility, versatility and power of the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet. (Source: NNS, 06/07/16)