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Budget Cuts Ground Many Air Shows

Airshow4CHICOPEE (WGGB) — The sequester continues to have a major impact on dozens of air shows across the country.

For years – the biggest draws have been the military’s elite jet teams – the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds… as well the Golden Knights parachute team.

All, however, were grounded as of April 1st to save money.

This year – Westover in Chicopee is hosting the Great New England Wings & Wheels in August, but so far – only civilian and static WWII era planes will take part.

The budget cuts have affected more than 200 air shows held every year in the US.

60 have been cancelled altogether.