San Francisco Fleet Week 2009 – Friday Practice was the Best Time to See the Blue Angels

The San Francisco Chronicle has great shots of the Blue Angels, as per usual. What was unusual this year was lots of fog on Saturday and Sunday. But Friday was nicer.

Let’s take a look.

Propeller tip¬†contrails ¬†from the U.S. Marines’ Fat Albert C-130, El Heraldo de Angeles, the Harbinger of Angels:

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Sometimes the pilots look the same direction…

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…and sometimes not, as explained by Lt. Mark Swinger on SFist.

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The pelicans didn’t seem to mind…

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…all the commotion:

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Loud, loud, loud:

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It was not foggy, but a bit humid on Friday practice, as these ghostly forms attest:

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This one must have busted a gasket or something, the left cylinder bank looks to have a leak anyway.

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See you next year!

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