Blue Angels in the Sky

Vrooom! Rooooar! Wooosh!

What’s that sound? It’s the famous Blue Angel fighter jet squad.

But where are they?

Hidden behind a wall of fog; of course!

After all, you’re in San Francisco…

 

See that wall of fog? San Francisco is hidden underneath.
See that wall of fog? San Francisco is hidden underneath.

 

Meanwhile, just over the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, the skies are clear and the Blue Angels completely visible.
Meanwhile, just over the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, the skies are clear

 

While the Angels soar above, giant cargo ships pass below the Golden Gate Bridge
While the Angels soar above, giant cargo ships pass below the Golden Gate Bridge

Fleet Week in San Francisco

San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week is one of the most anticipated events in the City.

Celebrating the Bay Area’s rich naval tradition, Fleet Week honors the men and women serving in today’s armed forces.

In addition to public events, the Navy and Marines perform annual disaster preparedness training with local first responders.

Plus, according to every woman I know, “it’s a great time to see men in uniform.”

 

Look... it's San Francisco!
Look… it’s San Francisco!

 

Blue Angels; Blue Sky
Blue Angels; Blue Sky

 

Every single boat in the Bay Area is out on the water during the Fleet Week aerial shows.
Every single boat in the Bay Area is out on the water during the Fleet Week aerial shows

Where to Photograph (or just watch) the Blue Angels

To photograph the Blue Angels flying above the San Francisco Skyline, take the Golden Gate Bridge to Fort Baker.

If you want a classic head-on photo of the Angels above the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands is where you want to be.

However, if you don’t have a car or would rather stay in San Francisco, I suggest trying Coit Tower, Fort Mason, Marina Green Park or Fisherman’s Wharf.

Just be ready for crowds; wherever you go.

 

The skies above San Francisco were clear and blue in the hours leading up to the Blue Angels air show
The skies above San Francisco were clear and blue in the hours leading up to the Blue Angels air show

 

See you next year!
See you next year!

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