Blue Angels to fly today

Sunday's Blue Angels air show has been given the green light to proceed, following the cancellation of Saturday's demonstration minutes after
it started due to foggy weather, a spokeswoman said.

The six Blue Angels will perform a “straight-and-level show,” meaning they will be flying lower and skip the high vertical maneuvers,
according to Fleet Week spokeswoman Mary Hickey.

The jets, part of a naval demonstration squad, are not allowed to be flown in air shows when fog has settled below 1,500 feet, Hickey said.

Their show was canceled Saturday to the disappointment of many onlookers after the Blue Angels made several swoops over San Francisco.

“The Blue Angels have to be able to visually see each other,” Hickey said. “They cannot have a thick cloud layer.”

The Blue Angels, which formed in 1946 to maintain public interest in the U.S. Navy, are scheduled to depart from San Francisco International
Airport just before 3 p.m.
 

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