Budget cuts force Snowbirds to drop U.S. shows
Feb. 10, 2014, Moose Jaw, Sask. - Canada's famed Snowbirds aerobatic flying team has been forced to cancel all shows in the United States because of budget cuts.
February 10, 2014 By The Canadian Press
Snowbirds spokesman Capt. Thomas Edelson says the number of flying
hours were cut for the squadron based in Moose Jaw, Sask., so the four
U.S. shows were cancelled.
Edelson says the team enjoys going south of the border, but Canadian audiences have to be the priority.
Herb Gillen, a spokesman for the Oregon International Air Show, says
organizers got a call from the Snowbirds about 10 days ago to cancel a
Gillen says removing the Snowbirds from the lineup is a pretty big blow for the Oregon show.
He says organizers are regrouping and trying to figure out what the
viability of the show is if it doesn't have a jet demonstration team.