Cuts ground Thunderbirds, Golden Knights for Chicago Air and Water Show

March 13, 2013 9:31:26 AM PDT
The Air Force has canceled the Thunderbirds' appearance at this summer's Chicago Air and Water Show. At least for now.

This is because of across the board spending cuts known as "the sequester."

Starting April 1, the Air Force has canceled all air show appearances and fly-overs not related to combat readiness.

If an agreement is reached in Congress, the Thunderbirds may appear in Chicago as planned.

The Air and Water Show is August 17 and 18.