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.

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  • D GAMMERFriday, October 20, 2017 at 9:16 am
    its so cool
    • its_austin1
      its_austin1Friday, October 20, 2017 at 5:57 am
      why this so cool
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        its_austin1Friday, October 20, 2017 at 6:01 am
        how are they so close to the same jet they where flying like that 4 5 years
      • chicken nuggetThursday, October 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm
        Thiz iz awesome
        • amazing manzThursday, October 19, 2017 at 4:41 pm
          We like your sizzling start becuase San Francisco is a really good place to see the US NAVY in the air stunting
          • memeThursday, October 19, 2017 at 12:22 pm
            my uncle used to clean them.
            • 123456Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 9:29 am
              When I was there last year, one of the sets of planes spelled out GEICO and their slogan XD
              • X DUDEThursday, October 19, 2017 at 6:46 am
                sick man that is cool!
                • WinWednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:40 pm
                  I wont one
                  • SusyWednesday, October 18, 2017 at 5:25 pm
                    Lit totally lit.
                    • Mr.SavageWednesday, October 18, 2017 at 4:53 pm
                      Wow cool

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