Blue Angels cancel air shows over budget cuts

The Blue Angels makes one of their signature maneuvers over Aquatic Park in San Francisco, at an air show as part of Fleet Week in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007. (AP Photo/Dino Vournas)

April 10, 2013 3:15:48 AM PDT
The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels says the rest of its season is canceled because of federal budget cuts

The aerobatic team's lead pilot and team commander Tom Frosch made the announcement Tuesday at the team's headquarters. He says it is the first time since the Korean War that the team would not make the air show rounds.

Reports say the cancellation means the team won't be flying over San Francisco during this fall's Fleet Week, and the future of the city's annual Fleet Week could be in doubt with the air show canceled.

Fleet Week organizer J. Michael Myatt says there probably would be no air show without the Blue Angels and the Parade of Ships also could be in jeopardy because of budget cuts.