Fleet Week: Blue Without Angels

previous arrow
next arrow
Slider

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.

previous arrow
next arrow
Slider

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.

previous arrow
next arrow
Slider
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest

Further Reading

The Third Industrial Revolution

What happens when cleantech meets peer-to-peer and the sharing economy? Imagine if we’d all have solar panels on the roofs of our homes, companies had…

Rob Holsen, Coin Washer

Here’s a perfectly legal kind of money laundering. Back in the 1930s, when high-society women were typically wearing white gloves, the director of San Francisco’s…

My website uses cookies for visitor statistics. For details please take a look at my Privacy Policy. By continuing you agree to this usage.