Sunday the Blue Angels’ performance in San Francisco was canceled due to weather concerns, prompting a Democratic city council member to speak out in regards to the future of the show. Dean Preston, Democratic Socialist District 5 Supervisor in San Francisco, discussed on Twitter that he feels the Blue Angels should no longer be allowed to participate. The Blue Angels have been in the San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show since 1981. Though they did not end up performing in this year’s show.
In Fox News’ coverage of this story, they mentioned that they were unaware as to why Preston would feel this way towards the show, as it is a staple to the week’s festivities. The Blue Angels show has been a part of Fleet Week since the start, this year marking its 41st year anniversary in San Francisco.
Sadly, the Blue Angels did have to cancel their performance, due to poor weather conditions. The entirety of Fleet Week was even put on hold Sunday, due to Fog. Thousands of people made it to the event to watch, and eventually the show carried on just without the Blue Angels.
The Blue Angels, a demonstration aerobatic team, have performed for millions of people and in thousands of shows. With their demonstrations starting off as a sort of publicity campaign for the U.S. Navy as the end of World War II was coming around and the Navy’s rating dropped.
The Blue Angels are planning to fly in the Fleet Week Air Show next year, 2023, in San Francisco regardless of what Supervisor Preston tweeted.
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