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The Blue Angels were scheduled to do a practice flyover Tuesday and then perform in an air show on Wednesday, but officials say the group is in a "safety stand-down" due to a flight error in Virginia on Sunday, where the planes got too close to the ground.

The school's top administrator, Vice Admiral Michael Miller, says it's a big letdown for the community.

"Of course we're very disappointed. Being an aviator myself, of course, we were really looking forward to it," he says. "I know all the local establishments and all our friends in town and the families were all looking forward to seeing the Blues. But we'll have to work on getting them here later."

There's a possibility the Blue Angels can still perform at the school's graduation ceremony on Friday, and they plan to fly over next year's graduation at the Naval Academy.

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