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2013 NFL flyovers cancelled

There will be no flyovers from the Air Force in 2013.

Streeter Lecka

One of the best things of a Jacksonville Jaguars game is the flyover right after the National Anthem. There aren't many other things that get your adrenaline going than jets flying low over the stadium and kicking the afterburners and feeling it in your chest as the crowd roars.


Well, unless someone like the Navy steps up, there won't be any flyovers in 2013 from the Air Force.

As the Air Force braces for potential sequester, leadership has cancelled all aviation support to public events for at least the remainder of the fiscal year and is standing down the Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team to save flying hours to support readiness needs.

Effective today, active-duty, Reserve and Guard units will cease all aviation support to the public. This includes the cancellation of support to all air shows, tradeshows, flyovers (including funerals and military graduations), orientation flights, heritage flights, F-22 demonstration flights and open houses, unless the event includes only local static assets.

This aggression will not stand, man.