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Latest Victim of Budget Cuts: Air Shows

Dozens of shows called off after Blue Angels, Thunderbirds grounded

(Newser) - Automatic federal budget cuts have sent air shows around the US into a tailspin from which some may never recover. The Blue Angels and Thunderbirds jet teams and the Golden Knights parachute team, the biggest attractions at many shows, were grounded April 1, causing 60 of the country's 300... More »

Pilot Killed in S.C. Blue Angel Crash

First crash of elite Navy flyers since 1999

(Newser) - Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Davis crashed his F/A-18 Hornet jet fighter today during an air show in Beaufort, SC where he and five other members of the Blue Angel demonstration team were flying. The crash took the pilot’s life and also injured eight people on the ground. More »

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