The organizers of the Myrtle Beach Air Show are trying to reschedule the event for next year after canceling it this week.
The air show scheduled for late June was postponed as a result of federal budget cuts, which ultimately grounded the main attraction.
Amy Lee, president of the show’s organizer Palmetto Event Productions, says the air show just couldn’t happen without a big headliner.
The U.S. Air Force aerial demonstration team, also known as “The Thunderbirds,” announced they would not be able to perform after April 1 due to automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration.
Lee said Palmetto Event Productions is trying to re-schedule the event for some time in the future.
“All of the air show’s related partners felt that it was better probably to devote our efforts to a 2014 air show where hopefully we can get a big headliner like The Thunderbirds or the Blue Angels back. Then, incorporate them in the show to make it bigger and better,” she told South Carolina Radio Network.
The Thunderbirds said they have canceled more than 60 demonstrations at 38 locations between March and November.