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No Armed Forces Day Live Fire Demo at APG This Year Either
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:37 pm
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"Aberdeen Proving Ground: Unfortunately, due to budget contraints, we no longer have a AFD live fire demo."
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:14 pm
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More & more the way things are going. We rarely even get USAF planes at air displays here in the UK these days.
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For years, the biggest draws at air shows have been the military's two elite jet teams, the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force's Thunderbirds, and their intricate stunts. The armed services also have provided F-16, F-18 and F-22 fighter jets and the U.S. Army Parachute Team, known as the Golden Knights. All the teams were grounded as of April 1 to save money, and the military also dramatically curtailed its help with ground displays of various aircraft.

Those cutbacks have affected more than 200 of the approximately 300 air shows held in the United States each year, said John Cudahy, president of the International Council of Air Shows. About 60 shows have been cancelled, and he expects more cancellations as the season progresses and hope for restoration of the budget cuts fades. He predicted 15 percent to 20 percent of the shows won't return next year, even if the military begins participating again.

A military spokesman said the Blue Angels' show cancellations reflect "budget realities."

"Current defense policy states that outreach events can only be supported with local assets at no cost to the government," Lt. Aaron V. Kakiel, a spokesman for the commander of Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet said in a statement.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:02 pm
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...and the sooner we stamp out these barbaric displays and get the children to focus on more constructive pursuits like "Orange Crush" and watching "My Little Pony", the better! Rolling Eyes

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maybe we should change the shows a little to attract the younger bunch


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maybe we should change the shows a little to attract the younger bunch

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The more experienced ones are attracted to the "larger calibers"...

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Yea, I can see where a 16 incher might be a real crowd pleaser Wink

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