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Is Fleet Week imperiled? Organizers fret over budget impasse

Saturday, February 16, 2013

One possible local fallout if Congress and the President can’t agree on a budget by March 1 and across the board cuts take place: it could be bye-bye to the Navy’s Blue Angels—and maybe even the death knell for Fleet Week. The Chronicle says organizers privately wonder if Fleet Week, which pumps millions of dollars into the local economy each year, could survive if the Navy’s acrobatic flying team were to go on the chopping block.


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