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Sequestration causes lineup adjustment for Amigo Airsho

By Leonard Martinez
Published On: Apr 09 2013 03:53:46 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 09 2013 03:57:23 PM CDT

EL PASO, Texas -

The sequestration has caused the cancellation of some airshows across the country.

While the Amigo Airshow will still occur this year, the lineup is changing due to the sequestration.

In early February, Amigo Airsho officials had announced that the Air Combat Command’s F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team from Langley Air Force Base would perform at the Amigo Airshow in October for the first time, along with the U.S. Golden Knights, among others.

The sequestration has led to the grounding of all military demonstration teams and the U.S. Golden Knights also have cancelled their 2013 schedule.

"The Amigo Airsho is saddened for the many airshows across the country that have faced cancelations as a result of sequestration. Fortunately we have just over six months until the Amigo Airsho October 12-13, and only time can dictate how current cancelations will ultimately impact our program,” Amigo Airsho CEO Pancho Mangan  said in a statement. "Regardless, Airsho guests are guaranteed a world-class jet team performance by the amazing Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Additionally, we have just posted some new acts at www.amigoairsho.org, and we have several new features that will make this year's Sho bigger and better than ever before, from new static displays to the 'Amigos on Wheels' car show and more. We ask that our fans bear with us as we draw closer to the Sho and can better define our final performance lineup."

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