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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  • 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
        • flashgamer
          flashgamerThursday, January 11, 2018 at 2:16 pm
          cool
          • JULLIONTuesday, December 19, 2017 at 8:06 am
            I want to fly a jet one day
            • Granny SmithWednesday, December 13, 2017 at 8:28 am
              I love it!!!!
              • ocelotlover
                ocelotloverMonday, December 11, 2017 at 6:31 am
                i loved the music and the planes were awsome like even better than awsome i just can't put my finger on it though.
                • K.vin Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:20 am
                  Fireworks music what better
                  • BIGBOIThursday, November 30, 2017 at 9:00 am
                    AWESOME
                    • K.vinThursday, November 30, 2017 at 6:09 am
                      It was so cool