No Military Planes for Miramar Air Show

There will be no military flight demonstrations at the 2013 Miramar Air Show

By R. Stickney
|  Friday, Jul 12, 2013  |  Updated 11:55 AM PDT
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The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels perform their precision aerobatics over the Florida Keys during the Southernmost Air Spectacular at Naval Air Station Key West in March, 2013, in Key West, Fla. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via Getty Images)

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The Department of Defense will not allow military flight demonstrations at the 2013 Miramar Air Show.

This means there will be no military planes featured in the annual tradition that draws thousands of people to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar every year.

The decision was based on department-wide budget cuts as a result of sequestration according to a news release issued Friday.

"Air show or not, I want to thank the San Diego community for always supporting us and making us feel at home," said Col. John P. Farnam, MCAS Miramar commanding officer in a prepared statement.

As for whether this spells doom for the entire event, the base will look at options on hosting the community at the base despite the DOD decision.
 

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