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@BlueAngels cancel @FleetWeekSF appearance, 2013 season

Tuesday's announcement citing Defense Department policy means no aerial acrobatics over San Francisco Bay Area skies in October for U.S. Navy's famed flying ensemble


  1. Hello Blue Angel Fans,

    The Navy has decided to cancel the remaining 2013 Blue Angel performances and practice demonstrations as a result of the current Defense policy, which states that outreach events can only be supported with local assets at no cost to the government. 

    Blue Angel pilots will continue to maintain minimum safe flying proficiency at Pensacola, Fla. These flights will be single sorties and not open to the public. 

    The Blue Angels are disappointed in this decision but recognize this is one of many steps the Navy is taking to ensure resources are in place to support our forces operating forward now and those training to relieve them.
  2. Recent videos about the team's efforts mention seeking sailors for the upcoming season and show the team's practice sessions in Pensacola, Florida:
  3. Blue Angels Seeking Sailors for Upcoming Season; Reserve Force Master Chief Selected
  4. Blue Angels Practice 4/2/13
  5. Fans flock to Blue Angels practice
  6. In the San Francisco Bay Area, fans of the Blue Angels' longtime displays of derring-do decried the loss of the traditional Fleet Week   flyover with a mixture of humor, surprise, relief and dismay: