PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION, FL (WREX) — All appearances for the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels demonstration team have been canceled this year due to federal cuts.
The team was scheduled to appear at this year's Rockford AirFest, but uncertainty of their performance led the festival to be postponed. According to a spokesman, practice for the six-jet squadron has been discontinued for the remainder of the 2013 season. However, members will be allowed to fly the minimal hours needed to maintain their proficiency in the F/A 18 fighter jets.
The Blue Angels have performed at shows around the world for over 60 years.
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