Photos: Blue Angels take to flight as San Francisco Fleet Week begins

After last year's cancellation by the Coronavirus, Air Show is Back

Photos: Blue Angels take to flight as San Francisco Fleet Week begins

After last year's hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, San Francisco Fleet Week is back in the Bay Area this weekend.

The events will take place between Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge on October 8-10. As they celebrate their 75th Anniversary, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels once again will be the main attraction. Squadron members will fly new F-18 Super Hornets, 25% larger than the Legacy Hornet that was retired last year.

Air Show: This renowned air show attracts flight enthusiasts to see the skillful maneuvers of U.S. Navy Blue Angels, and other high-flyers. The 2021 events will be the only ones that feature a commercial airliner, the United 777, participating in a fully-choreographed show. The action takes place in the vicinity of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. You can view the incredible stunts from any location in the city. However, grandstands and other seated viewing areas offer the best views. Tickets cost $85-$325.

Ship tours: Many people will have the opportunity to board many vessels, including cruisers and destroyers, which will dock at the Embarcadero in San Francisco. The Coast Guard and Navy sailors will be on display for visitors. The tours are free and run during Fleet Week.

Parade of Ships: See the fleet cross under the Golden Gate Bridge to enter the San Francisco Bay at 11 AM on Friday, Oct. 8. You can view the procession of ships from the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. It is said to be the largest parade of West Coast ships. The Marina Green is the location of the reviewing stand. San Francisco Fire Department will be the leading escort with its fireboat shooting water streams skywards to celebrate the fleet's arrival.

A Tribute Concert to Honor Our Fallen: The United States Marine Corps 1st Marine Division Band will perform a tribute concert at 6 pm on Oct. 6, at the Herbst Theatre, San Francisco. The admission is free, but there are limited seating. Reserve your spot by visiting the website.

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