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Monday, August 5, 2013
Sequestration: Florida-based company offers alternative to military flyovers
sequestration continues to affect the U.S. military's ability to
perform at air shows and participate in flyovers, civilian-owned
Black Diamond Jet Team is stepping in as an alternative for
professional and college-level sports teams, as well as other
organizations looking to book a flyover for an upcoming event.
Diamond Jet Team, based in Lakeland, Fla., has performed at dozens of
air shows and performed numerous flyovers since it was founded in
2010. The team has seen an increase in demand for flyover appearances
since sequestration, recently performing a five-ship flyover as part
of an elaborate grand opening event for Transformers: The Ride-3D at
Universal Studios in Orlando. Black Diamond Jet Team has already
booked additional air show appearances and event flyovers for the
coming months and encourages universities, National Football League
teams and other organizations looking to replace traditional military
flyovers to consider the aerobatic jet team as an alternative
Black Diamond Jet Team includes five L-39s and a Canadair CT-33.