San Francisco Set to Ban Navy Blue Angels Flyovers
While the America mourns an ISIS-inspired terrorist attack, San Francisco’s supervisors are on the verge of banning flyovers by the world-famous “Blue Angels.”
Since the celebrated U.S. Navy-Marine Corps aerial acrobatic team was formed in 1946 to demonstrate precision flying, the Blue Angels have thrilled over 260 million spectators at air shows across the nation.
Each October during San Francisco Fleet Week, over 100,000 visitors turn out at Pier 39 for 7 days of festivities to celebrate America’s Armed Services. All proceeds from the events go to charities that support Navy and Marine families.
The high point of the Fleet Week celebration each year and the biggest fund raiser is the sale of VIP seats for the three afternoon air shows that feature the Blue Angels performing daring overhead tricks to the crowd’s joy and amazement.
Fleet Week 2016 has scheduled the phenomenal special attraction for its October 7-9 air shows. The Blue Angels will be flying with the French Breitling Jet Team, which will be making their first ever Bay Area appearance.
But San Francisco County Supervisor John Avalos describes Blue Angel planes as “killing machines.” He told the San Francisco Chronicle they are no longer welcome because, “It’s about the terror that they cause in people when they strafe [sic] the neighborhoods.” Adding, “That’s something I hear about all the time when the Blue Angels fly overhead.” – READ MORE