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San Francisco Seeking To Ban Blue Angels From Flying Over City For A Long Time

June 06, 2016

In light of the recent Navy Blue Angel crash that left Blue Angel pilot and hero Captain Jeff Kuss dead, a San Francisco superviser is making efforts to prevent the Navy Blue Angels from flying over the city when they perform during Fleet Week in October.


San Francisco city Supervisor John Avalos intends to create a non-binding resolution and have it introduced to the Navy by August to restrict the Navy Blue Angels to flying over only the bay during its practices and live air shows. Avalos did not specify a time frame which means this ban would continue for basically forever.

“It’s about them crashing and hitting a building — a place where people live,” Avalos told SFGate. “It’s about the terror that they cause in people when they strafe neighborhoods. That’s something I hear about all the time when Blue Angels fly overhead.”

Avalos did say that most likely the resolution won’t pass the board since he proposed a similar resolution in 2007 after a Navy Blue Angel crash occurred at an airshow in South Carolina.