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No Military Planes at Marine Corps Air Show

No Military Planes at Marine Corps Air Show

The air show at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif., is still set for Oct. 4-5, even without military planes overhead, the U.S. Marines Corps announced Monday. The show will continue with civilian planes and pilots and with “static displays” on the ground of Marine aircraft, Col. John Farnam, commander of the Miramar base, announced.

The Navy’s famed demonstration team the Blue Angels had been set to be the headliners. But the team canceled the Miramar performance, along with all of its performances for the year, due to the budget restraints called sequestration.

The Marine Corps initially had hoped to continue the show with Marine fixed-wing and rotary-wing craft aloft. But then the Department of Defense broadened its sequestration order to rule out all use of military aircraft in flight for such shows.

For the complete story and video by Tony Perry of the Los Angeles Times, click here.

Updated: July 23, 2013 — 9:43 AM

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