Blue Angels questionable for Rockford AirFest
Online Staff Report
With the Blue Angels on “operational pause,” it is unknown whether the thrilling fighter jet team will be at the 2011 Rockford AirFest June 4.
The decision to put performances on hold came after an unsafe maneuver in Virginia last weekend. Spokesmen said the stunt occurred at a lower altitude than called for.
The Blue Angels also cancelled a show in Annapolis, Md., yesterday, May 25. The squad is scheduled to do a fly-over in Annapolis Friday and appear in a New Jersey air show this weekend.
Both appearances are also in question.
Meantime, the Blue Angels are in training to ensure each maneuver is done according to safety regulations.
Rockford AirFest officials said although the show may not include the famous Blue Angels, it will be held as planned.
An official decision about the Blue Angels’ appearance in Rockford is expected by the end of the week.
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