Kalispell air show postponed, Thunderbirds cancel

2013-03-05T09:45:00Z 2014-08-26T18:45:55Z Kalispell air show postponed, Thunderbirds cancelThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 05, 2013 9:45 am  • 

KALISPELL — The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce is postponing indefinitely the Mountain Madness Air Show scheduled for July after federal budget cuts grounded the main attraction — the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

On Friday, the Air Force announced the cancellation of all Thunderbirds shows after April 1 because of automatic budget cuts that took effect when Congress and the White House couldn't reach a federal budget agreement by March 1.

The air show had been scheduled for July 20-21. Capt. Jason Curtis, a Kalispell native, was scheduled to fly with the Thunderbirds.

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  1. MT_Mama
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    MT_Mama - March 05, 2013 4:55 pm
    Why on earth should the federal government, i.e. taxpayers, pay for entertainment like this? Good thing to cut.
  2. Aberdeen
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    Aberdeen - March 05, 2013 2:07 pm
    Why is it that the folks who don't want "BIG government" in their lives whine and cry when cutbacks in government spending hit them in the pocketbook. Next to go: National Guard sponsorship of NASCAR racers!
  3. hellgatenights
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    hellgatenights - March 05, 2013 1:45 pm
    Thank-You Obama.......Once again, you choose to act childish because you didn't get your way on the sequester> After getting called to the mat on your lying, your pathetic minions admitted that the sequester was YOUR idea.

    Flash - we don't need you boss........you need us.

    What's this? The obama's have not cut one single vacation from their agenda. The party never stops at the white house.
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