The annual Miramar Air Show was canceled Thursday just a day before it was scheduled to start.
"We are disappointed to announce that the air show has been canceled," the MCAS Miramar, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Tweeted around 6:30 a.m.
It was not immediately clear whether the cancellation was due to the federal government shutdown. Officials said more information would be released later this morning.
The 58th annual aerial extravaganza was scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.
The show was scaled back from its usual three days to two after the Defense Department announced earlier this year that military flight demonstrations would not be allowed. That included the Navy's wildly popular Blue Angels. The event was scaled back due to automatic spending cuts known as "sequestration," which affected air shows around the country.
-- City News Service