Cloudy skies and the threat of wet weather linked to Tropical Storm Hanna held down today’s turnout at Brunswick Naval Air Station on day one of the last Great State of Maine Air Show.
Despite conditions, tens of thousands showed up at the base in hopes of watching the Navy’s Blue Angels precision flying team and other thrilling aerial performances.
But limited ceiling and visibility prompted the Blue Angels to ground their F-18 fighter jets for safety reasons. The Army’s Golden Knights parachute team also cancelled its performance.
Some civilian attractions, including stunt aircraft and a fire-breathing dinosaur called the Megasaurus, did go on as planned.
Conditions are expected to improve tomorrow, allowing the Blue Angels to take to the air.