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Crowdsource Campaign Seeks To Pay For Bringing Blue Angels Back To SF

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A U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet piloted by U.S. Marine Corps Major Nathan Miller flies past the San Francisco skyline during a practice flight ahead of the Fleet Week performance October 8, 2009 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet piloted by U.S. Marine Corps Major Nathan Miller flies past the San Francisco skyline during a practice flight ahead of the Fleet Week performance October 8, 2009 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A Bay Area Fleet Week tradition which has been canceled due to the federal sequester make still take off with a new online funding push.

A crowdsourcing campaign is being organized to bring back the Navy’s Blue Angels precision flight team to the Fleet Week festivities held on the San Francisco waterfront from Oct. 10-14.

The campaign was being organized through San Francisco-based crowdsourcing site Crowdtilt which hopes to raise between $650,000 and $800,000 to pay for the cost of the show.

Navy officials announced in April that all 2013 shows nationwide, including San Francisco’s, were being canceled because of the federal sequestration cuts.

The Crowdtilt campaign had collected about $6,100 had been collected as of Thurday morning.

Marc McCabe, the creator of the campaign, told SFist he and Crowdtilt “haven’t been directly in touch but are in the process of reaching out to the Navy.”

If the campaign does not reach its goal, nobody will be charged for their pledged contributions, according to the website.

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