Blue Angels to resume performances next year

The Navy's daredevil fighter jet pilots, the Blue Angels, are set to return to the skies above air shows nationwide in 2014.




The Navy has announced that the popular flight demonstration team will have a full schedule for the 2014 season.




The team suspended its 2013 performance schedule this spring after forced federal spending cuts.

— Associated Press

Team Oracle stunt pilot Sean Tucker (top) and a U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet piloted by U.S. Marine Corps Major Nathan Miller fly over the San Francisco Bay ahead of their Fleet Week performance October 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco kicks off its annual Fleet Week celebration October 10 with a parade of ships and an air show featuring the Blue Angels. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

In preparation for Fleet Week performances, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels pass Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay, on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

In preparation for Fleet Week performances, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels pass Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay, on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

FILE - In a Tuesday, May 29, 2012 file photo, a formation of U.S. Navy Blue Angel fighter jets perform a flyover above graduating Midshipmen during the United States Naval Academy graduation and commissioning ceremonies in Annapolis, Md. The commander of Naval air forces announced on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 that the U.S. Navy has canceled the remainder of the elite Blue Angels demonstration team's 2013 season because of federal cuts. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

File photo of members of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels performing during the Andrews Air Show at Joint Base Andrews

Members of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform during the Andrews Air Show at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, in this May 19, 2012, file photo. The renowned Blue Angels precision flying team will return to the skies next year for a full air show season after being grounded for much of 2013 because of federal spending cuts, the U.S. Navy said, October 22, 2013. REUTERS/Stelios Varias/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT MILITARY)

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 file photo, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform at the Great State of Maine Air Show, in Brunswick, Maine. Federal budget cuts that eliminated military flying acts triggered the cancellation of dozens of air shows, causing lost income for performers, along with air show announcers, concessionaires, vendors and others who depend on air shows and the millions of spectators. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 file photo, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform at the Great State of Maine Air Show, in Brunswick, Maine. Federal budget cuts that eliminated military flying acts triggered the cancellation of dozens of air shows, causing lost income for performers, along with air show announcers, concessionaires, vendors and others who depend on air shows and the millions of spectators. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 3, 2012 file photo, the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute in before a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Colorado Rockies, in St. Louis. The Golden Knights, along with theU.S Navy's Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force's Thunderbirds, have cancelled their 2013 seasons because of the automatic federal budget cuts causing about 60 cancellations thus far and affecting more than 200 of the approximately 300 air shows held each year. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2012, file photo the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels fly in formation above a crowd of spectators at the Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. The Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force's Thunderbirds have cancelled their 2013 seasons because of the automatic federal budget cuts causing about 60 cancellations thus far and affecting more than 200 of the approximately 300 air shows held each year. (AP Photo/Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky, File)

FILE - In this July 21, 1997 file photo, the Blue Angels fly in formation over the USS Constitution as she free sails off the coast of Marblehead, Mass., in celebration of her 200th birthday. The frigate, nicknamed "Old Ironsides," had not sailed on her own for more than 116 years. On Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, the ship is scheduled to again raise sails on a cruise to mark the day two centuries ago when the Constitution bested the British frigate HMS Guerriere in a fierce battle during War of 1812. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

FILE - In this July 21, 1997 file photo, the Blue Angels fly in formation over the USS Constitution as she free sails off the coast of Marblehead, Mass., in celebration of her 200th birthday. The frigate, nicknamed "Old Ironsides," had not sailed on her own for more than 116 years. On Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, the ship is scheduled to again raise sails on a cruise to mark the day two centuries ago when the Constitution bested the British frigate HMS Guerriere in a fierce battle during War of 1812. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

U.S. Navy's Blue Angels Perform Over Key West

KEY WEST, FL - MARCH 23: (NO SALES, EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau,the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels perform their precision aerobatics over the Florida Keys during the Southernmost Air Spectacular at Naval Air Station Key West on March 23, 2013, in Key West, Florida. The weekend air show concludes Sunday, March 24, and may mark the the last Blue Angels performance through the end of September 2013 due to sequester budget cuts. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via Getty Images)

In this June 22, 2012, photo the United States Air Force Thunderbirds perform at the Indianapolis Air Show at the Indianapolis Regional Airport near Greenfield, Ind. The air show, canceled in February over concerns the Blue Angels wouldn't participate, is one of dozens that have been canceled this year after the military grounded its jet and demonstration teams because of automatic federal budget cuts. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Charlie Nye) NO SALES

In this June 22, 2012, photo the United States Air Force Thunderbirds perform at the Indianapolis Air Show at the Indianapolis Regional Airport near Greenfield, Ind. The air show, canceled in February over concerns the Blue Angels wouldn't participate, is one of dozens that have been canceled this year after the military grounded its jet and demonstration teams because of automatic federal budget cuts. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Charlie Nye) NO SALES

FILE - In this Saturday, March 23, 2013 file photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels perform their precision aerobatics over the Florida Keys during the Southernmost Air Spectacular at Naval Air Station Key West, in Key West, Fla. The commander of Naval air forces announced on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 that the U.S. Navy has canceled the remainder of the elite Blue Angels demonstration team's 2013 season because of federal cuts. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Rob O'Neal, File)

U.S. Navy's Blue Angels Perform Over Key West

KEY WEST, FL - MARCH 24: In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau,the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels perform their precision aerobatics over the Florida Keys during the Southernmost Air Spectacular at Naval Air Station Key West on March 24, 2013, in Key West, Florida. The weekend air show concludes Sunday, March 24, and may mark the the last Blue Angels performance through the end of September 2013 due to sequester budget cuts. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via Getty Images)

U.S. Navy's Blue Angels Perform Over Key West

KEY WEST, FL - MARCH 23: (NO SALES, EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau,the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels perform their precision aerobatics over the Florida Keys during the Southernmost Air Spectacular at Naval Air Station Key West on March 23, 2013, in Key West, Florida. The weekend air show concludes Sunday, March 24, and may mark the the last Blue Angels performance through the end of September 2013 due to sequester budget cuts. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via Getty Images)

U.S. Navy's Blue Angels Perform Over Key West

KEY WEST, FL - MARCH 23: (NO SALES, EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau,the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels perform their precision aerobatics over the Florida Keys during the Southernmost Air Spectacular at Naval Air Station Key West on March 23, 2013, in Key West, Florida. The weekend air show concludes Sunday, March 24, and may mark the the last Blue Angels performance through the end of September 2013 due to sequester budget cuts. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via Getty Images)

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 file photo, two U.S. Navy Blue Angels execute a crossing maneuver at close range during the Miramar Air Show in San Diego. Deep budget cuts in Washington mean military flight teams are expected to be no-shows at air shows across the U.S. starting this spring, leaving dozens of host cities bracing for thinner crowds and lost tourism dollars. When $85 billion in automatic cuts kicked in March 1, 2013, the Air Force canceled its air shows at bases from Florida to Arizona. It also grounded its team of formation-flying pilots, the Thunderbirds. The Army’s Golden Knights parachute team has also canceled performances. The Navy’s famous Blue Angels say military commanders “intend to cancel” their April shows. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

A Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 flies past the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. The Blue Angels were practicing for the annual Fleet Week celebration this weekend. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

A Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 flies past the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. The Blue Angels were practicing for the annual Fleet Week celebration this weekend. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)