Monday, October 22, 2012

San Francisco Fleet Week


It has taken me a while to get this post up, but better late than never (I hope).  Fleet Week in San Francisco is usually at the beginning of October, and it brings large crowds to the city.  Although I have seen them practicing before, this was the first year I actually attended.  It was a lot of fun, but the crowds were a bit insane.  Next year I need to plan a lot better.

This is a view of all the people walking from the BART station, towards the main viewing area.  There are literally hundreds of people. 



When we were walking from the train, we saw a stealth bomber flying around the city.  It was a fantastic, yet kind of eerie sight.


Here it is, a little closer up.


These are US Marine AV-8B Harriers.


This is a US Marine MV-22 Osprey.  It takes off like a helicopter, and then the propellers shift forward, and it drives like an airplane.  They are very interesting to watch in action.


This was an acrobatic plane


One of the coolest advertisements I had ever seen.  There were several planes flying together, who released puffs of smoke at the same time to form letters.


My favorite, the Blue Angels.  I really admire the precision and skill it takes to fly inches from each other in complete unison.  I got chills every single time they passed.








I am already looking forward to next year's air show.

12 comments:

Adele said...

What a cool way to advertise!
Happy Monday Hun xoxo
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Mandy Crandell said...

How cool! That ad is awesome!

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Steph said...

I've always wanted to see something written in the sky like that! So cool!

Emmy said...

So cool, Erin! And love that Geico ad:)

Jamie said...

What a great day!

rooth said...

Oh that Geico ad is so cool - thanks for sharing your pictures. I heard it was a great weekend

Stephanie said...

We opted for the bluegrass festival this year and skipped the air show so we're definitely in for next years! Seeing/hearing the flyovers when they were practicing the day before was really creepy. It made me wonder what it would be like living in a war zone and experiencing that regularly. Except I knew there was no danger whatsoever here.

Heather said...

How cool! I haven't been to an air show in years but loved them as a kid.

Emily grapes said...

I love fleet week in San Francisco!! That was mine and G's first official weekend date.

I could see the blue angels show every single year or more and not get tired of it! They're such a treat to watch..and all the other planes are amazing. Loved the bomber. That would have been so cool to see around the city!
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Mal said...

That's so amazing! I've always wanted to see the Blue Angels, I've heard such great things about them

Mal @ The Chic Geek

honey my heart said...

wow, the air show looks so awesome. i really want to make it up to sf for fleet week.

Ginny said...

i LOOOVE planes! i have seen a stealth bomber once and it looked like straight out of stargate! *g*

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