The Blue Angels, an elite flight squad of the U.S. Navy, are taking to the skies of Fort Worth this weekend for the Air Power Expo at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth.
Sequestration means the U.S. Navy doesn’t have the money to fly air shows in the group’s brilliant blue and yellow F-18 fighters. And that sequestration fall-out left the future of the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show up in the air.
Federal budget cuts meant the Navy’s Blue Angels had to scrap their 2013 season, including the scheduled performance at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show. But on Tuesday, Alliance Air Services President Tom Harris proclaimed, “We are here today to officially announce that the show will go on!”
As it turns out, the Blue Angels won’t be performing this October at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show in Fort Worth. Federal budget cuts have prompted the Navy to cancel the remaining portion of the Blue Angels 2013 season.