Will Sequester Kill Opening Day Fly-Over?
DETROIT (WWJ/97.1 The Ticket) – The federal budget cuts could affect some sporting events.
We saw it at the Rose Bowl in January and even last year’s major league baseball All-Star game, the awe-inspiring fly-over of U.S. Air Force planes.
Now we are seeing how political infighting is seeping into the world of professional sports.
Since the deadline to avoid the sequester has passed, automatic budget cuts will start to kick in and this would affect the fly-overs at major sporting events.
The sequester would cut out fly-overs at our biggest sporting events.
On average, the Air Force conducts over a 1000 fly overs a year but there is also the possibility that service academies athletic departments like Army, Navy, Air Force and could see cuts as well.
The six jet Delta formation will stand down effective April 1, which means a fly-over at this years’ opening day may become a thing of past.