WASHINGTON (CBS SF) – The Navy has cancelled the remaining 2013 performances of its precision flying team, the Blue Angels, one of the most visible signs yet of sequestration cuts.
The commander of Naval air forces announced the decision on Tuesday.
The team of F/A-18 Hornet jets traditionally roar across the San Francisco skyline during the annual Fleet Week celebration in October.
San Francisco city officials had already expressed concern that the Fleet Week Parade of Ships could also be jeopardy due to federal budget cuts.
Fleet Week attracts one million spectators and is a major economic boost to the city of San Francisco.