Blue Angels scheduled for Evansville air show

FILE - The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels fly over during the national anthem before the NASCAR Sprint Series auto race in Fontana, Calif., Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Planners of an Evansville air show are anticipating the return of the Navy’s Blue Angels after last year’s trip by the precision flying team was canceled.

Hadi Shriners spokesman Dale Thomas says the club is set to have the daredevil fliers at the 2015 Evansville ShrinersFest. The Blue Angels website lists the team’s trip to Evansville for June 27-28 next year.

The team was scheduled to appear at the Evansville festival last summer before automatic federal budget cuts led military officials to cancel air show trips.

Thomas tells the Evansville Courier & Press last year’s cancellation left a bit of a sour taste, but that it wasn’t the Blue Angels’ fault.

Shows by other stunt pilots are planned for this year’s ShrinersFest scheduled for June 11-15. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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