U.S. Navy Parachute Team Grounded By Sequestration

The U.S. Navy’s precision parachute team the Leap Frogs has officially cancelled its entire performance schedule for the rest of 2013, citing budget cuts due to sequestration. The team performed at about 30 events in 2012. The Fort Bragg Patch reports that the team had some innovative ideas planned for its 2013 performances, including helmet-mounted…

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FAA Controller Furloughs Begin; Delays, Lawsuits Fly

On Sunday the FAA began air controller furloughs that the agency said are required to comply with budgets cuts mandated under sequestration. The move has resulted in not only cascading air traffic delays but also scorn and lawsuits from aviation industry groups. In a joint letter sent Friday to the White House, 11 aviation groups–including…

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Texas Transportation Commission Approves Funding for Air Traffic Control Services as Federal Cuts Loom

Fourteen municipal airports across Texas to lose federal funding starting April 7 for air traffic control services AUSTIN — Recognizing the importance of air traffic safety at municipal airports, the Texas Transportation Commission yesterday approved funding to pay for the continued operations of air traffic control towers at 14 airports in Texas including 2 airports…

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National Museum of US Air Force announces initial sequestration impacts

by  Rob Bardua National Museum of the U.S. Air Force 4/2/2013 – DAYTON, Ohio — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will close its Presidential and Research and Development Galleries until further notice beginning May 1, 2013, as part of budget reduction requirements due to sequestration. According to Museum Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.)…

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The Alliance for Aviation Across America Releases Letter from 70 Mayors to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta on the Potential Closure of Contract Air Traffic Control Towers

The Alliance released a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta from 70 Mayors and community leaders around the country whose communities would be affected by the FAA’s potential, scheduled closure of contract air traffic control towers. The letter expresses concern over the impact of these potential closures on their communities, and highlights the vital role…

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