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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  • oshowMonday, November 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm
    i wish i was there i bet it was a loud expeirience.
    • purplepumpkin
      purplepumpkinSaturday, November 18, 2017 at 4:03 pm
      cool i wish i was there!!!
      • Darleen/yellow Friday, November 17, 2017 at 9:17 am
        i saw them
        • kkkkfdkfsjfkjdsThursday, November 16, 2017 at 11:40 am
          something
          • chabra
            chabraThursday, November 16, 2017 at 10:50 am
            i want to fly it
            • davidThursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:42 am
              mine too
              • KevinSunday, November 12, 2017 at 5:33 pm
                Nice
                • SupersupercoolThursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:18 pm
                  So so so cool!!!
                  • tomasTuesday, November 7, 2017 at 11:43 am
                    I saw that
                    • billyMonday, November 6, 2017 at 9:06 am
                      cool

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