In the wake of a June 2 Blue Angels fatal airplane crash in Smyrna,
Tenn., a San Francisco lawmaker wants to ban the Navy’s flight
demonstration team’s F/A-18 jets from being able to “strafe
neighborhoods” over his city.
City Supervisor John Avalos, who has
waged war for years with the Blues’ flights, introduced a non-binding
resolution to ban the jets from flying over populated areas and
requiring the aircraft to fly only over the bay.
“It’s about the
terror that they cause in people when they strafe neighborhoods,” he
told the San Francisco Chronicle, but admitted that the resolution had
little chance of passage.
His remarks caused a Twitter backlash, but Avalos claimed that the majority of residents oppose the flyovers.