Museum cancels RC airshow, family days due to sequestration

DAYTON, Ohio — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has cancelled the annual Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Show and the July and August Family Days as the impacts of sequestration continue.

The events are being cancelled due to restrictions associated with the planned Department of Defense furloughs, which are scheduled to begin July 8. The museum’s 95 civilian employees will be affected by the furlough.

The main museum complex, which houses the majority of the collection, will remain open to visitors from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week, with free admission and parking.

The museum will continue programming that is unaffected by sequestration, such as Family Day on June 1 and the opening of an art exhibit highlighting the Tuskegee Airmen. In addition, the Air Force Museum Foundation plans to have new offerings in the coming months at its newly-renovated 3D digital theater.

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  1. Gregory Chapla says

    I agree with Mr Dean 100%. I can’t wait for Affordable Health Care to roll out. You think we have problems now…….

  2. Michael Dean says

    More Washington BS. The powers-that-be, in Washington, are doing everything they can to make sure “we, the people” feel the pain of these budgetary “cuts”. Don’t buy into it.

    First off; The so-called sequestration is not a “cut”. Washington is spending more this year, than they did last year. The only thing cut was the amount of growth.

    Secondly we are talking about 2 to 3% of the total federal outlay. With whatever spending is left, they are still driving us towards oblivion.

    Lastly… have you noticed how all the cutbacks are targeted at us, the American taxpayers? While none of it seems to be aimed in THEIR direction? Are any of their pet projects in jeapordy?

    Alright, while an RC airplane show may arguably be outside of the government’s enumerated powers and, therefore, something they should not be spending money on, it is plainly obvious that these people have clearly forgotten who is in charge of this country. It’s about high time we reminded them. ALL of them.

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