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Blue Angels To Miss Ocean City Air Show, Saddening Fans

The Blue Angels will be flying in 2014, just not in Ocean City.
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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.

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