Budget cuts ground Blue Angels, Thunderbirds
April 9th, 2013
01:34 PM ET

Budget cuts ground Blue Angels, Thunderbirds

By Brad Lendon

(CNN) - The nation's best military fliers have had their wings clipped, thanks to the forced spending cuts imposed on the federal government this year.

The U.S. Navy on Tuesday announced it was canceling all the air shows its Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron had scheduled for the rest of the year. The Navy action follows the Air Force's April 1 announcement that its Thunderbirds team would not perform again this year.

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