According to various sources including UPI.com on Saturday morning, the United States Navy’s Blue Angels are expected to have to cancel their shows scheduled for April 2013 and possibly more. An unidentified senior official with the Navy delivered the news while speaking to NBC.
The Blue Angels is the United States Navy's squadron which performs flight demonstrations throughout the nation annually. It was initiated in 1946 which makes it the world's second oldest formal flying aerobatic team, following in the footsteps of the French Patrouille de France which was founded fifteen years earlier.
The Blue Angels shows that were scheduled for next month were to be performed in states across the southern portion of the nation. The states where the shows will most likely be cancelled include, but are not limited to, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Texas, according to the source.
The spokesperson said that the U.S. Navy is hoping to maintain some of the 2013 season’s events but nothing is certain at this time.
The reason suggested for the cancellations are the sequester which President Barack Obama signed on Friday when congress via its congressional leaders failed to reach an agreement on spending cuts and taxation. The signing of the measure begins a massive $85 billion in across-the-board budget cuts which will have an effect on the military as well as other governmental spending.