Federal cuts keep military aircraft from annual Opening Day flyover in Detroit
Selfridge Air National Guard Base confirms plan has been scrapped for Friday's game
An Opening Day tradition in Detroit is expected to be silenced this year due to cuts as part of the automatic reduction in the federal budget.
A spokesperson for Selfridge Air National Guard Base told Local Thursday that the flyover of military aircraft has been scrapped for Friday's Tigers game against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park. The cuts are part of those to flyovers and demonstration flights nationwide.
Other Michigan events are expected to lose flyovers as well.
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