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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  • maplebacondonut
    maplebacondonutThursday, October 12, 2017 at 4:41 pm
    Whoa!
    • LizzThursday, October 12, 2017 at 4:34 pm
      This is so amazing!!!!
      • broadwaysushi
        broadwaysushiThursday, October 12, 2017 at 4:29 pm
        The planes in the sky make a really pretty pattern!
        • baby Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 4:24 pm
          good
          • Justin CThursday, October 12, 2017 at 3:45 pm
            Umm,why were they doing it?
            • StudentThursday, October 12, 2017 at 3:39 pm
              Ugh, I am still doing homework
              • unknownThursday, October 12, 2017 at 3:14 pm
                I love jets
                • cheesenarwhals
                  cheesenarwhalsThursday, October 12, 2017 at 3:07 pm
                  I wish I was there. /:
                  • penz
                    penzThursday, October 12, 2017 at 2:53 pm
                    that is one of the coolest things I have ever seen! how did they not crash.
                    • beast boyThursday, October 12, 2017 at 1:53 pm
                      i love my coments.

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