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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  • ZachFriday, September 21, 2018 at 1:23 pm
    i want to go see that
    • ZachFriday, September 21, 2018 at 12:42 pm
      thats so cool
      • benMonday, September 17, 2018 at 11:46 am
        I whent to the air show in clevand
        • aedanWednesday, September 5, 2018 at 1:17 pm
          asome
          • GavinThursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:33 am
            Awesome!
            • lanaa
              lanaaWednesday, August 15, 2018 at 8:22 am
              A mazing😃
              • dennis15
                dennis15Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 2:51 pm
                Thats so cool!
                • Owl girlSunday, July 15, 2018 at 5:05 am
                  Cool
                  • auphoff
                    auphoffTuesday, May 8, 2018 at 7:47 am
                    That was so cool I am going to be a Navy Seal when I grow up' so I'll get to ride in one
                    • thedurp1823782Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:39 am
                      THIS IS AMAZING I WANT TO GO TO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                      • auphoff
                        auphoffTuesday, May 8, 2018 at 7:47 am
                        NICE

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