Cost of fuel for survey flights that are the preliminary event of Fleet Week: $90,000
Total fuel costs: $144,000
For the price of the fuel alone, we could fund approximately 24 lower-division, semester-length college courses.
But then, why would we do that? Better to ooh and ahh at the Angels, thump our chests, wave our flags, and revel in our false pride.
Blue Angel costs based on data mined from http://www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/18268
College course costs based on information from City College of San Francisco