Blue Angels miss Saturday air show, set to return Sunday

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Despite some weather related delays, the Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront air show carried on, however the Blue Angels were nowhere to be found.

Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront is a weekend long air show that occurs over the water border between Buffalo, N.Y. and Fort Erie, Ont., above the Peace Bridge border crossing.

The show contains several different American air planes that fly over the water, many of them letting off smoke, performing stunts and flying in different organized formations. One of the most popular groups that flies over is the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, a demonstration squad that was founded in 1946.

The show often attracts large crowds of spectators on both sides of the border.

Scott Meeboer, along with his wife and children, were in attendance at the show. The West Lincoln resident said that although he fishes in Fort Erie from time to time, this was his first time coming down to see the air show.

“I've always wanted to see the Blue Angels mainly, and I saw that they were having the Buffalo air show, so I figured I'd check it out,” Meeboer said.

Although one Blue Angel jet did make a few passes, the squad was not seen. The squadron announced via Twitter they were not able to perform at the Saturday show, citing a lack of co-operation with the weather, but would return for Sunday at 3 p.m.

Given weather issues earlier in the day, the show, scheduled at noon, started shortly after 1:30 p.m. and saw only a handful of flyovers.

Despite the lack of the full show, Meeboer said he hopes the weather co-operates, as he plans to return Sunday and catch the show in its entirety.

Moosa Imran, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Grimsby Lincoln News

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