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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  • cuguvatu-160094336896
    cuguvatu-160094336896Friday, May 7, 2021 at 6:36 am
    those are neither F-16 or Strike Eagles those are F/A-18 hornets and they are only used in the navy.
    • cuguvatu-160094336896
      cuguvatu-160094336896Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 6:49 am
      I here they only fly 5 in apart.
      • devinmuise
        devinmuiseTuesday, April 13, 2021 at 9:23 am
        Wow this is really cool.
        • minecraft10
          minecraft10Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 7:12 am
          I am really impressed of them!
          • avontae
            avontaeSaturday, November 28, 2020 at 10:20 am
            I am going to be in the air force
            • ultrajango
              ultrajangoTuesday, April 27, 2021 at 4:36 am
              I want to be in the Navy and fly an F-18
              • minecraft10
                minecraft10Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 7:10 am
                HaHaHa Well I am not going in the air force (please don't laugh at me But I AM SCARED OF GOING in it.)
              • waver
                waverThursday, November 12, 2020 at 11:46 am
                That is so cool!
                • JpattsSunday, July 14, 2019 at 6:18 pm
                  Ghf_ _ 16 this is so cool and so mean im going to joen the air forc🎭
                  • 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