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Fleet Week: Blue Without Angels

October 4, 2013
October 4, 2013
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Typically, San Francisco’s first weekend in October belongs to Fleet Week and the Blue Angels. The air show is a feast for the eyes, nerve-wracking at times, and always eardrum-shattering when the fighter jets race by right overhead.

This year, though, the Blue Angels were a no-show, thanks to Uncle Sam’s budget issues. In fact, the whole Fleet Week became a victim of Washington’s partisan quarreling over money and petty politics. And while I’m no fan of military displays, I can’t help but admire the skill and perfectionism of all pilots flying aerobatics – be it Sean Tucker in his Red Baron double-decker, the Canadian Snowbirds or, always the last, as they’re considered to be the highlight: the Blue Angels team.

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All these images were taken in previous years (naturally). You can find more here and here. See you next year, fearless flyers, on the first weekend of October at the Golden Gate.

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