US Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 Fighting Falcons, 4 ship formation at the California Capital Airshow.
Sequestration and gridlock in Washington, D.C., have clipped the wings of the Nellis Air Force-based Thunderbirds, an aerial demonstration team that has mesmerized airplane lovers for years while boosting local economies in virtually all the towns it visits.
After a show in Titusville, Fla., on March 23 and 24, 2013, all its shows will be canceled indefinitely from April 1. That includes stints in countries such as the Dominican Republic and U.S. cities such as Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Rochester, N.Y.; Battle Creek, Mich.; Dayton, Ohio; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Cheyenne, Wyo.; and Rome, Ga. - and plenty of other points in between.
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