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Lynchburg Air Show canceled due to sequester

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A Lynchburg tradition will not be taking to the skies for a few years - and the $85 billion dollar across-the-board federal spending cuts are mostly to blame.

Today organizers of the Lynchburg Air Show announced this year's performance has been canceled. They say it just wasn't worth it financially with three major military acts hanging in the balance because of sequestration. 

They didn't want to have to cancel the air show at the last minute if the Blue Angels said they couldn't come at the last minute. This year's air show would have cost between $700,000 and $800,000 to put on.

They expected 40,000 people to attend the two day air show over Memorial Day weekend because of acts like the Blue Angels and Golden Knights. "We could've had an air show here with other performers that are not military but the history we've learned from past shows and talking with a lot of people that was not financially possible," said Lynchburg Air Show President Jones Stanley.

2015 is the earliest the next show could be. They plan on working towards an air show then.