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  • [Pictures] SF Fleet Week 2011

    Went to Fleet Week this weekend in SF (10-8-11). Fleet Week is an annual event celebrating the military sea services.

    Amazing display of skills in the air. The Blue Angels Navy flight team is the main attraction.



    There were a bunch of different military ships in the morning, then the planes took the stage in the afternoon.




    Sailors stood attentionthe whole time. I guess it took about 45 minutes for the carrier to move fromthe bridge to just past Alcatraz (maybe 3 miles).













    Royal Canadian Team
















    F-15





    Supersonic












    Everybody gets into theact




    Oracle Racer






    Hercules






    Yep, he went under too


    Angels over Angel Island
































    If you are near the Bay Area (or NY) you have got to get out and see Fleet Week!
    They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ~Edgar Allan Poe

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    Got to love The Blue Angels ,excelent photos

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      thanks Dave
      They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ~Edgar Allan Poe

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        Those pictures are fantastic! Wish I could have gone out to see that. Some of my friends went.


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          Thanks IzzyInWonderland
          They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ~Edgar Allan Poe

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            great pics!! too bad I was at DLR for the fleet weekend I really wanted to go take pix this year.
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              great photos.. I'm spoiled because the Blue Angels always flew the week of my birthday at our naval station for many many years. Seeing the F-15 do the performance would have been cool. Don't think he would have gone supersonic there (that's just condensation over the leading edges).. the boom that close to civilian stuff is a pretty bad liability.

              The best ever for me tho was going on a tiger cruise and seeing F-14s on full burner on the catapult.. that rocks your world.

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                Originally posted by chris001 View Post
                Thanks IzzyInWonderland
                Anytime


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                  Originally posted by biggsworth View Post
                  great pics!! too bad I was at DLR for the fleet weekend I really wanted to go take pix this year.
                  Thanks Biggsworth

                  ---------- Post added 10-26-2011 at 02:51 PM ----------

                  Originally posted by flynnibus View Post
                  great photos.. I'm spoiled because the Blue Angels always flew the week of my birthday at our naval station for many many years. Seeing the F-15 do the performance would have been cool. Don't think he would have gone supersonic there (that's just condensation over the leading edges).. the boom that close to civilian stuff is a pretty bad liability.

                  The best ever for me tho was going on a tiger cruise and seeing F-14s on full burner on the catapult.. that rocks your world.
                  Thanks flynnibus, sounds like you have had some real good times.

                  I was actually surprised how many sonic booms we got, if I recall correctly there were at least three by the F-15. One of the Angels did one too.
                  They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ~Edgar Allan Poe

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                    Ah, Fleet Week...

                    I remember driving myself up to San Francisco in Oct, 1989 to start a new job. As I crossed over the Bay Bridge, a HUGE banner spanning the highway proclaimed:

                    THE FLEET IS IN!

                    TAKE A SAILOR HOME
                    FOR DINNER
                    TONIGHT!

                    FLEET WEEK - 1989

                    I remember thinking, "Wow; is this a GREAT city, or what?!"

                    Later that month, I rode out the '89 Earthquake in the basement of the Curran Theatre, and later walked back to my new apartment along with masses of businessmen and women from the Finacial District, all heading home...

                    Thank you so much for posting the beautiful photos; God Bless our men and women in uniform!!

                    EQ
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