flybaurlax
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San Francisco Fleet Week 2008

Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:01 pm

I was just wondering if anyone was going to be at fleet week this weekend and the few days after that. My girlfriend surprised me yesterday and told me as we were pulling up to the airport at IND that instead of flying to SEA for the weekend to visit her parents, we were in fact going to SFO for fleet week. This is my first time at fleet week and was wondering if anyone has gone before, or is going this year.

Apparently my girlfriend's uncle is the head of security at SFO or something big like that, and he got us a spot on a Coast Guard Cutter to watch the shows from the boat in the bay on Sunday!  Big grin I'm really excited and was wondering what to expect for fleet week. I'll be taking LOTS of photos so I'll post those in the trip report once it's over.
Thanks and have a great weekend!
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RE: San Francisco Fleet Week 2008

Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:25 pm

Think about posting this in either Military (it's a military event) or Non-AV (that's where A.net meetings are to be posted) ...

Have fun at Fleet Week !
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RE: San Francisco Fleet Week 2008

Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:47 pm

ah ok thanks! i'll delete. wasn't sure where to put it.
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RE: San Francisco Fleet Week 2008

Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:01 pm



Quoting FlybaurLAX (Reply 2):
ah ok thanks! i'll delete. wasn't sure where to put it.

Somebody (not me) already did hit "SD" and the thread now is in Non-av ...  Wink

Quoting FlybaurLAX (Thread starter):
I'll be taking LOTS of photos so I'll post those in the trip report once it's over.

Looking forward to these !
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RE: San Francisco Fleet Week 2008

Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:09 pm



Quoting FlybaurLAX (Thread starter):
I was just wondering if anyone was going to be at fleet week this weekend and the few days after that

I live here in San Francisco so yes I will see it. The weather is picture perfect for Fleet Week. Crisp clear autumn blue skies which should be great for taking pictures.

Quoting FlybaurLAX (Thread starter):
Apparently my girlfriend's uncle is the head of security at SFO or something big like that, and he got us a spot on a Coast Guard Cutter to watch the shows from the boat in the bay on Sunday! Big grin

Nice!  bigthumbsup 
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RE: San Francisco Fleet Week 2008

Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:20 pm

Blue Angels going fast and noisy....yawn. Give me a proper display team like the Red Arrows, Snowbirds or Frecce Tricolore anyday.
 
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RE: San Francisco Fleet Week 2008

Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:26 pm



Quoting ThrottleHold (Reply 5):
Blue Angels going fast and noisy....yawn. Give me a proper display team like the Red Arrows, Snowbirds or Frecce Tricolore anyday.

Haha! Big grin
Honestly I am not in to military planes at all.
Last year the highlight was the Airbus A380 which happened to be here during fleet week.

Let me know when SFO gets some visitors such as the IL-62, VC-10, 707, TU-144, Concorde, L1011, IL-96 and DeHavilland Comets.
Then I'll rush out with my camera to take some pictures.  Cool
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RE: San Francisco Fleet Week 2008

Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:32 pm

I'm still waiting for Imperial Fleet Week in SFO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfqDVP_0O0c

Embedding isn't working for some reason.  Sad

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RE: San Francisco Fleet Week 2008

Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:34 am



Quoting Mir (Reply 7):
I'm still waiting for Imperial Fleet Week in SFO:

You know whats sad? I read some of the comments. People thought that was REAL...
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RE: San Francisco Fleet Week 2008

Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:34 am



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 8):
Quoting Mir (Reply 7):
I'm still waiting for Imperial Fleet Week in SFO:

You know whats sad? I read some of the comments. People thought that was REAL...

LOL! I love that video.

I've never been to fleet week before so I don't know really what else there is besides the blue angels, even though I know there is more, I'm just really excited to find out what though. I saw them practicing earlier today and was in REI for a while when they started.....the noise just wanted me to be up there with them.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):
Last year the highlight was the Airbus A380 which happened to be here during fleet week.

I've never seen the A380 in person and that would be a real treat if it came this year.
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RE: San Francisco Fleet Week 2008

Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:57 pm

Ok so the show was pretty awesome. It got a little boring after Sean Tucker kept doing the same thing basically, but it was still neat to see. I definitely had the best seats in the house as I was on a Coast Guard Cutter patrolling the safety box. I'm going back to school today so when I get home I'll post pictures. I looked through some, and got some nice pictures, especially of the Blue Angels.
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RE: San Francisco Fleet Week 2008

Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:20 pm

Here are some photos I uploaded on Flickr. I couldn't upload all of them since they're too big, but I figured I'd just share what I have so far. enjoy


http://www.flickr.com/photos/lbaur/sets/72157608098205261/
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