Blue Angels To Miss Ocean City Air Show, Saddening Fans | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Blue Angels To Miss Ocean City Air Show, Saddening Fans

The Blue Angels will be flying in 2014, just not in Ocean City.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyeno/5946455797/
The Blue Angels will be flying in 2014, just not in Ocean City.

The Pentagon has given military display jet teams the green light to fly again after sequestration grounded them, but one of the premiere acts will be flying right by this year’s air show in Ocean City, Md.

When the U.S. Navy Blue Angels announced their 2014 schedule this week, there was a collective gasp from many jet enthusiasts here on the coast when they realized the Ocean City air show was noticeably not on the list.

The Blue Angels were slated to be the headliner last June, but federal budget cuts grounded the famous jet team and forced Ocean City to scramble to put together an all-civilian lineup.

Ocean City Air Show officials say this was not a deliberate snub by the Blue Angels. In fact, they say the “Blues” set their schedule two years in advance, and therefore, sequestration or not, the Blues are booked elsewhere this summer.

There is one glimmer of hope for air show fans hoping to see one of our nation’s premiere jet teams soaring over the ocean here on the coast this summer: the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will announce their 2014 schedule in December—and you can bet they’ve already gotten a call from the folks at the Ocean City Air Show.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 28, 2015

Music from South Asia comes to D.C. this week.

NPR

Tyson Foods To Stop Giving Chickens Human-Used Antibiotics

Tyson, the country's biggest producer of chicken meat, says within 2 years, it expects to stop giving chickens antibiotics that humans also use. The decision echoes one by McDonald's last month.
NPR

Record Number Of Amicus Briefs Filed In Same-Sex-Marriage Cases

This week's same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the–court briefs. But truth be told, the justices do not read all of these briefs.
NPR

Report: To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

Cyberwarfare is a hidden world with few documented examples. In a new report, security researchers detail digital attacks against Ukraine's military, and charge the Russian military as the hacker.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.