Where sequestration has failed us, a new Blue Angels savior may appear.
A San Francisco startup is betting that a Crowdtilt fundraiser can save Fleet Week's most-important event: the Blue Angels airshow, according to the San Francisco Examiner.
The airshow was canceled earlier this year, a victim of the automatic budget cuts under sequestration, the newspaper reported. Altogether, about 60 shows were canceled by the U.S. Navy.
If the crowd can collect about $650,000, the Angels may be saved.
Marc McCabe, a local resident, says that the idea came from his experience using crowdsourcing to "collect money for a party bus."
The $650,000 needs to be raised by June 12. So far, $5,000 is in hand.