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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  • 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
      • godzilla2999Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:43 am
        woah
        • Unkown.Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 2:48 pm
          Do you people realise how bad this is for the environment. Trump should try to clean up the environment, not pollute it with ugly rocket fuel. I mean it's cool and everything, but you really should try to help the environment not harm it. I hope you realise what this means to help the environment because I want to live in a world which is clean and healthy, not one which is all polluted.
          • 7 days ago SoooMonday, March 12, 2018 at 7:29 am
            7 days ago Sooooooo cool!!! I love videos and the articles
            • lol5656
              lol5656Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6:47 am
              Sooooooo cool!!! I love videos and the articles.
              • fat boy 99Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 11:03 am
                sup
                • damienTuesday, January 30, 2018 at 11:02 am
                  cool dogo news
                  • ggggggTuesday, January 30, 2018 at 5:16 am
                    I want to be in the NAVY someday
                    • king_flamingo
                      king_flamingoThursday, January 11, 2018 at 2:16 pm
                      cool