KOMO News: Blue Angels officially not flying at Seafair

KOMO News: Blue Angels officially not flying at Seafair
The United States Navy Blue Angels perform, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at the Seafair Airshow in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
SEATTLE -- The annual summer Blue Angels show over Seattle has fallen victim to federal budget cuts.

Seafair spokeswoman Melissa Jurcan said the festival recieved official word Tuesday morning that the Navy's fighter jet demonstration team would not be making the trip to Seattle for 2013.

Sequestration prompted the Department of Defense to prohibit military aerial demonstrations along with other cost savings measures.

Several other Blue Angels shows around the country have already been canceled, including a planned appearance at a July air show in Hillsboro, Ore.