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Blue Angels : SF Fleet Week  
User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6124 posts, RR: 23
Posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5406 times:

ANyone know what day the Blue's will fly into SFO this week? Will they be at SFO like that last few years?

ASSFO


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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5391 times:

IIRC Wednesdays are the first day as a general rule. They over fly, do a basic look over/recon. then the next two days Thurs/Friday, they practice to get the locale 'down' then show Sat/Sun. I saw the 'blues @ GNV last weekend; good show for them, LOUSY venue.

User currently offlineNicksair From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 484 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5371 times:

Practice days will be Thursday and Friday. The real show is Saturday and Sunday. For more info, http://www.fleetweek.us I'll be there for the Friday practice more than likely.
Regards,
Nick



Nicholas William Reed KSAN/KLAX/KSFO
User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6124 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5357 times:

Thanks Ted. Where do they go between Sundays show which was in Tennessee and Wednesdays arrival in San Francisco? Do you know if they will be parking at SFO again? I work Wednesday, so I hope to see them arrive.

Nick, Thanks but did know the schedule, I was just wondering when they would actually fly in before practice, sorry if I wasnt clear.

ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5344 times:

Quoting AS739X (Reply 3):
Where do they go between Sundays show Wednesdays

Their home @ PNS http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/geninfo/practice_schedule.html

[Edited 2005-10-03 18:08:08]

User currently offlineWilsonjcobb From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 5287 times:

They headed home right after the Millington, Tn show and I second that they will come in on Wednesday. As a rule though most shows this side of the Rockies the main team, jets 1-6, arrive on Thursday with the advance team, the 2 seaters get there on Wednesday. But, i've noticed that the West Coast swings have them heading west on Wed. Since the next three shows are out there I would expect them to stay on the road until they do Chattanooga Oct 29 and 30. They are great.

Joe


User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6124 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5241 times:

Wilson, your correct but we actuallt got 1 Angel here yesterday (Tues). So I assume they will arrive today, maybe tommorow. Is there any way of getting the time?

ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineWilsonjcobb From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5237 times:

I'm not sure what time they would get out there but when they arrived at our show a couple years ago it was around 1230-1330 local. But it was on a Thursday since they didn't have far to travel.

Joe


User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6124 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5225 times:

Wilson, your right on. I just heard #7 blast out of here. Unfortunatly I can not see it, but thats an unmistakable sound.

ASSFO



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineFreedomtofly From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 750 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5194 times:

Oh sweet I gotta go see this. Thanks for all the info ya'll!

~Aaron



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User currently offlineJeffSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 836 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5115 times:

They put on a good show yesterday--I went down to Marina Green to watch.

Thursdays are always my favorite day with them because they start at noon doing their survey flights (which are not part of their choreographed demonstration) and they buzz various city landmarks and such getting a scope of the area. After those are done they go back to SFO to refuel and then head back out to practice their standard routine until around 4 PM.











As I'm writing this (Friday, 2:30 PM), there's a solo F-16 out practicing its routine over the Bay for the Fleet Week airshow. It's probably more than two miles away but when I went outside to take a look I could feel the vibration of the afterburner when it went into a steep climb.

BTW, the Blue Angels start their next practice run in about 20 mins. Gotta go!

Cheers,
Jeff


User currently offlineKCMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5054 times:

Anyone know if any of this will be televised?


Dustoff
User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2920 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4880 times:

Monday a.m. - anybody see the Angels perform? I watched them on Sunday and as always it's a fantastic experience. Sat right by the Golden Gate Bridge - amazing when those bad boys go screaming by.

User currently offlineFreedomtofly From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 750 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4882 times:

Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 12):
Sat right by the Golden Gate Bridge - amazing when those bad boys go screaming by.

Ha me too! I got some nice shots of them overflying the Golden gate and I tried to get a shot of the guy almost breaking the sound barrier over the water, but I don't know if it came out ok. It was really fun and since I haven't seen them in like 10 years, it was really a great experience.

Regards,
Aaron



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User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4792 times:

Quoting AS739X (Reply 3):
Where do they go between Sundays show which was in Tennessee and Wednesdays arrival in San Francisco?



Quoting TedTAce (Reply 4):
Their home @ PNS

They are based here at NPA, NOT PNS, even though the manager at PNS would probably love it, and practice each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, clogging up the airspace. Not a bad show to watch while we're waiting to takeoff, but it gets old after seeing it a hundred times every year.

Although, the high speed pass never gets old!  Big grin



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User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4782 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4717 times:
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Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 10):
Thursdays are always my favorite day with them because they start at noon doing their survey flights (which are not part of their choreographed demonstration) and they buzz various city landmarks and such getting a scope of the area. After those are done they go back to SFO to refuel and then head back out to practice their standard routine until around 4 PM.

I saw them due this last Thursday at Miramar. Definitely neat to see! However my roommates were not happy. They were trying to study. haha



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