Video Of The Week - US Navy Blue Angels Soar Over San Francisco Skies

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This past weekend, over a million San Francisco Bay Area residents flocked to the city’s waterfront to watch the impressive airshows staged by the Blue Angels, the US Navy’s flight demonstration squadron that comprises aviators from both the Navy and the Marines. They were not disappointed.

The six expert fighter pilots, who spent hundreds of hours practicing the routines before the public show, began with maneuvers that were far apart from each other. Once warmed up, they started flying in perfect formations and, at various points during the airshow, the airplanes were a mere 18 inches away from one another! In addition to the Blue Angels, visitors were also treated to air show performances by Leap Frogs, Air Force F16, the Canadian Snowbirds and even United Airlines!

Blue Angels (Photo Credit: YouTube screen capture)

The spectacular aeronautic displays, which mesmerized visitors from 2:00-4:00 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, were part of the Fleet Week celebrations held from October 1 - 9. An annual San Francisco tradition since 1981, the event offers civilians the rare opportunity to tour active amphibious carriers, destroyers, and cruisers and meet with the brave men and women of the US Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

Resources: sftourismtips.com, fleetweeksf.org

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365 Comments
  • not sayingFriday, May 17, 2019 at 7:48 am
    Those are F-16 the name of these guys is the blue angels they show off at air shows.
    • trev1
      trev1Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:21 am
      mostley are f 16 but some 15 strike eglas most are in combat for strike egals
      • ThamraTuesday, May 7, 2019 at 8:22 am
        so cool ,I meant
        • ThamraTuesday, May 7, 2019 at 8:20 am
          so mean
          • VincentTuesday, February 5, 2019 at 12:44 pm
            I know a lot more things that the blue angels, such as the thunderbirds(f-16 fighting falcon), and the F-15 strike eagle, and sooo much more.
            • happyfeetTuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10:32 am
              amazing!!
              • monstergalaxy
                monstergalaxySaturday, February 2, 2019 at 8:22 am
                SO COOL
                • meSunday, January 27, 2019 at 6:06 pm
                  cool
                  • Blue angles #5Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 12:43 pm
                    I know more than you guys on the blue angles and they are cooler than the red arrows and I’ve seen them and I know the snow bird in Canada and the thunder birds
                    • SML jeffyMonday, January 14, 2019 at 11:03 am
                      like if you love the u.s. navy seals