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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

    The Blue Angels are the main reason I became a commercial pilot. I grew up just north of Miramar and went to the airshow every year. This was back when they were flying the A-4's, Those little guys were great.
    The three most useless things to a pilot, the sky above you, the runway behind you, and the fuel on the ground.

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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?


    ORIGINAL: uncljoe

    A few ways to SAVE BUCKS Β* Β*....Lets STOP policing the world, Stop foreign aid to countries that could care less about USA,Close our bases that are NOT In the US Β* Here at home ,NO MORE Lobbing Β*of our elected officals,and most importain our elected officals get the same benifits as the Citizens.... (No more free postage,boondoggle trips ,and term limits of 2 max.) and benifits STOP when they are out of office .Β*Β*FWIW anyone know of an elected offical that leaves office Β*with less money than he started with .All of those I know Have a ''Golden Parachute'' that would make the wall streeters envenious .
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    If it cost 37 mil per airshow that would still be a drop in an oil tanker compared to the waste this government is responsible for each and every day, on both sides of the isle.
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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

    I can warrant and promise you that each Airshow even at a Mil base is no 37 Mil. Even with the blues there.
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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?


    ORIGINAL: uncljoe

    A few ways to SAVE BUCKS Β* Β*....Lets STOP policing the world, Stop foreign aid to countries that could care less about USA,Close our bases that are NOT In the US Β* Here at home ,NO MORE Lobbing Β*of our elected officals,and most importain our elected officals get the same benifits as the Citizens.... (No more free postage,boondoggle trips ,and term limits of 2 max.) and benifits STOP when they are out of office .Β*Β*FWIW anyone know of an elected offical that leaves office Β*with less money than he started with .All of those I know Have a ''Golden Parachute'' that would make the wall streeters envenious .
    Semper Fi,Mac !
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    +1 on this comment.
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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

    You guys sure like to blame your politicians. Remember someone has to do those jobs and they are not very easy. Serving people who are very offten ungreatful must be very disheartening

    Always easy to have a pop when you havn't got to do the job yourself

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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

    I think the government should tax the BA to pay for the shows. After all they are just a bunch of snotty rich kids flying those ridiculously expensive jets, wasting precious fuel, endangering the spectators when they fly and preventing everyone else from using the airspace when they fly. And if they can't tax them, the FAA should make a law preventing them from flying anything but J3 Cubs. I am so bad, I am going to the club field and fly.

    Edit to the above:
    SATIRE ALERT!!! In case it wasn't obvious, I was being satirical. 'Rich kids flying expensive jets....endangering spectators....preventing others from flying...limiting the BAs to J3 Cubs....' Sound familiar??? Club politics and the forthcoming NPRM from the FAA???? Hello!!! But I stand corrected; if it is significant, I should have said, "The FAA should make a regulation"..... and added a lot of these
    I didn\'\'\'\'t say it was the plane\'\'\'\'s fault. I said I was blaming the plane.

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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

    FAA has no authority to create laws, congress creates laws.

    I'm a former USAF enlisted person, currently work for a major US military contractor and a US military supporter but even this one makes me sick.

    Watch this video of the $1,000,000,000 (yes billion with a "B") computer system wasted.

    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-n...9586/#50749586

    or here

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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

    Wow, That's sick. ONE BILLION WASTED in the blink of an eye. And NOBODY accepted the blame. "Don't look at me! I didn't do it! Nobody took a fall. Yet that money went somewhere!
    On another note: Both the BA & AFTB have posted their 2013 schedules. Both plan to fly all the shows for 2013.
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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

    It would really be a shame to lose those airshows.

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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

    Yeah can't afford the Blue Angels but they can afford to hand out billions to every muslim country in the middle east .

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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?


    ORIGINAL: pencon

    Yeah can't afford the Blue Angels but they can afford to hand out billions to every muslim country in the middle east .
    Well you have got to protect the oil supply as you burn so much

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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?


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    ORIGINAL: pencon

    Yeah can't afford the Blue Angels but they can afford to hand out billions to every muslim country in the middle east .
    Well you have got to protect the oil supply as you burn so much
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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

    I love it.whatever post I previously wrote apparently was deemed too political.looking at the posts left has me scratching my head as I see nothing but political commentary which is why this topic should have been closed bythe moderator in the first place.

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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

    The US for some time has been spending $2 and earning $1....simple really....we all appreciate what the US does on the worlds stage...but its time to regroup and look after its own.
    life.....you get one shot ...take it

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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?


    ORIGINAL: Ayrtonsenna

    The US for some time has been spending $2 and earning $1....simple really....we all appreciate what the US does on the worlds stage...but its time to regroup and look after its own.
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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

    Just learned our airshow at Macdill AFB in April now depends on the politicians.


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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

    USAToday got the Navy's report of potential impacts due to sequestration.

    It said 3rd and 4th quarter Blue Angel shows could be cut. This includes Miramar in San Diego.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/p...tices/1932455/
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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

    Langley already Cnx'd our show. More to follow when the cuts hit.
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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

    Our show down in Florida is on stby now.

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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

    This is a tragedy!
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    ORIGINAL: SDCrashmaster

    This is a tragedy!
    Understatement!

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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

    this was the message I got.

    Good Morning AirFest Fans! We apologize for having been quiet over the last few days but there has been a certain level of uncertainty with respect to the pending sequestration. The official announcement was released yesterday detailing that β€œAirFest 2013 will be cancelled if automatic spending cuts are triggered” (1 March). The military services have to be proactive in absorbing the congressionally mandated budget cuts associated with the continuing resolution and sequestration. Your AirFest staff understands how important the show is to the men, women, boys and girls of the Tampa Bay community. Please know that we will continue to press full-speed ahead on planning for your MacDill AirFest until we are told to discontinue the process

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    RE: No More Blue Angels ?

    They just announced on the local news that tomorrow, Thursday, will be the last practice and they will be grounded after that and that 8 upcoming air shows have been cancelled.
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    ORIGINAL: cloudancer03

    I love it.whatever post I previously wrote apparently was deemed too political.looking at the posts left has me scratching my head as I see nothing but political commentary which is why this topic should have been closed bythe moderator in the first place.

    Ha!

    You noticed, huh? If you ever want to get a mod in here to [at least pretend to] sanitize the political stuff out of the thread and clean things up, post something deemed as politically left-of-center. They'll be in here faster than greased lightning

    Fact is, this is BOTH sides' fault, and they could stop this idiocy anytime they wanted to by a vote to repeal it. It would take 5 minutes, but these knuckleheads can't even talk to each other civilly anymore. I say put the entire Congress on that Carnival Cruise ship with the poo everywhere and leave them there until they remember who they're supposed to work for.
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