The fatal crash of a Blue Angels jet during a practice run in Tennessee prompted a San Francisco supervisor to say Friday that the Navy’s aerial stunt team should be barred from flying over the city when it performs here during Fleet Week in October.
Supervisor John Avalos said he plans to introduce a nonbinding resolution by August that would demand that the team of six F/A-18 fighter jets fly only over the bay during its practices and air shows.“It’s about them crashing and hitting a building — a place where people live,” Avalos said. “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.”
attack repeatedly with bombs or machine-gun fire from low-flying aircraft.
“military aircraft strafed the village”
I have been at more than a couple of Blue Angel shows and I do not recall any strafing. I asked around and people who have also attended do not remember any bombs dropping or cannon fire destroying ground targets.
We all agreed that it may make the show even more popular and probably it should start strafing idiots in the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Hat Tip Mark T