Blue Angels Cancellation Means No Show at Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Navy’s cancellation the rest of the popular Blue Angels’ aerobatic team’s season because of automatic federal budget cuts means the group won’t perform at the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduation ceremonies.

The Blue Angels had been scheduled to perform a demonstration and flyover next month at the graduation events. But military officials said Tuesday that the rest of the flight demonstration squadron’s season was cancelled.

The Navy announced that the pilots would maintain only minimum flight hours to remain qualified in their F/A 18 Hornets and that squadron practices would end for the remainder of the season.

The team had also been scheduled to make an appearance in Ocean City in June.

Follow WNEW on Twitter.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS DC

D.C. Lottery Live
Follow and Like Us

Listen Live