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I now understand the Hype of Fleet Week

10 Oct

This was the first time I’ve been to the San Francisco Fleet Week air show since I was a little kid.  My parents tell me that they used to take us when we were little and I believe it but I must have been so tiny I have no recollection.  Since my brother is a pilot in the air force, I have such a new appreciation for aviation and like to show any support I can.   Here are some interesting photos from my day in the city watching the planes with Ian.

The advertising is in the sky now!  It was so interesting to watch the letters spell themselves out.  I would LOVE to know how this is done.  I’ve seen it before but it’s just amazing to see in person.

We first climbed up to Coit Tower to get a 360 degree view.  However, they hadn’t trimmed the hedges so it wasn’t as easy to see as I’d thought.

Some of the views as we were hiking up.

The few of many sailboats out on the bay.

Treasure Island.

Flying formation!

Look at all of those sailboats.  It must have been amazing to watch out there on the bay.

A United Airplane doing super low flyovers.

We saw this fighter jet break the speed of sound.  It was beyond unbelievable…

One of the smaller planes bomb diving by the Golden Gate Bridge.

You can tell how close it got to the water by the smoke!

Bay Bridge.

People everywhere spectating.

Plane over Pier 39.

Pier 39!

The seals could careless that their air space was being completely dominated by huge flying machines.

Ahh and at last… the Blue Angels!

Skimming Alcatraz.

Getting close to the sail boats.

Truly remarkable.

How they get so close is beyond me!

I think it’s definitely worth seeing and if nothing else just go and support your troops.  They have done more than you will ever know for us.