Blue Angels Buzz Alcatraz (Photo of the week)

The Blue Angels fly in formation in front of Alcatraz
The Blue Angels fly in formation in front of Alcatraz

This week’s photo is actually a collection of photos from last month’s San Francisco Fleet Week airshow. A friend of mine lives in North Beach and had a get together on the roof of her building, offering a fantastic view of the bay and all the action.

Although the Blue Angels ended up canceling their portion of the show due to fog, they managed to do one flyby before doing so. I was ready for it, and managed to get the shot I was looking for – six Blue Angels in tight formation, streaking by directly in front of Alcatraz. Below are several more from the day.

A Blue Angel jet flies overhead at the San Francisco Fleet Week airshow
A Blue Angel jet flies overhead at the San Francisco Fleet Week airshow

Patriot jets fly in tight formation
Patriot jets fly in tight formation

Patriot jets show their red white and blue
Patriot jets show their red white and blue

Prop planes perform aerobatics during the San Francisco Fleet Week airshow
Prop planes perform aerobatics during the San Francisco Fleet Week airshow

  • Jake

    Awesome pics! Wish I could have been there.

  • Jake

    Awesome pics! Wish I could have been there.