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Uploaded on May 25, 2011
Blue Angels on safety stand-down
The Associated Press Posted : Monday May 23, 2011 16:13:54 EDT
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Blue Angels have canceled a practice demonstration and air show this week for the U.S. Naval Academy's graduation.
The flight demonstration squadron made the announcement Monday, a day before the demonstration was scheduled to take place and two days before the air show.
According to a statement issued by the squadron, the cancellation is due to a safety stand-down period imposed by the commanding officer. It comes after a lower-than-normal maneuver during the team's last performance Sunday at the Lynchburg Regional Air Show in Lynchburg, Va. All aircraft landed safely without damage to the planes or injury to the pilots.
The team will remain in Pensacola, Fla., during the stand-down for more training.
It has yet to be determined whether the team's flyover will take place Friday during graduation.