All Blue Angels Air Shows Canceled In 2013

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•16 Apr 15, 2013

Facing sequestration-related budget cuts, the Navy has canceled all appearances of its popular Blue Angels stunt-flying team for the rest of the year, officially grounding the elite pilots and their iconic blue-and-yellow jets. What do you think?

  • “There goes my plan to load up the microbus and follow the Blue Angels around all summer.”

    Walter Robling –
    Elephant Keeper

  • “I never thought it was right for children to see fighter jets flying in such close formation anyhow, what with their gyrating around and climactic soaring and fuel-discharging.”

    Isabel Bierbaum –
    Political Scientist

  • “To honor them, I’ve been doing a lot more barrel rolls.”

    Jack Merz –
    Casualty Actuary