USAF Thunderbirds Will Resume Show Schedule In 2014
The U.S. Airforce Thunderbirds will be back on the airshow circuit in 2014 after the tam was grounded earlier this year due to sequestraiton. The grounding was lifted by a memo from U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel released on October 18th. The Thunderbirds schedule will be posted in December, and is expected to include appearances at 34 shows, while flyovers will be curtailed to save $104 million. The Air Force previously performed about 1,000 fly-overs a year, a number that will be drastically reduced for years to come. This year was the first time in 60 years the Thunderbirds did not perform at Cheyenne Frontier Days.