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Tue March 5, 2013
Thanks To Sequestration Cuts, No Air Show At Randolph This Year
Joint Base San Antonio has canceled plans for a November air show at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. The Air Force Thunderbirds were scheduled to headline the event that included other military aircraft.
According to JBSA, Air Force aviation support to public events has been canceled to save flying hours to support readiness needs.
This includes the cancelation of support to all air shows, tradeshows, flyovers (including funerals and military graduations), orientation flights, heritage flights, F-22 demonstration flights, and open houses.
The Air Force will cancel the Thunderbirds’ entire 2013 season beginning April 1. The elimination of military aviation support and the current budget shortfall were the primary considerations driving the decision to cancel this year’s event.