Airshows have endured many setbacks in their long U.S. history -- but no single season has brought as much adversity as 2013. First, the federal budget sequester grounded the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds as well as military demonstration aircraft for the entire season, and their pullout led organizers to cancel 63 shows, roughly 20 percent of the U.S. total.
Since the scrubbed shows were among the season's larger events, total airshow attendance and revenue fell disproportionately -- by some estimates more than 50 percent.
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