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.