Wings Across the Bridge

Freedom…

“Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the Unitd States, where men were free.”

– Ronald Reagan

Blue Angels flying in Delta formation over the Golden Gate Bridge

Blue Angels flying in Delta formation over the Golden Gate Bridge

The Lockheed-Martin C-130 Hercule, "Fat Albert"

“Fat Albert”, the team’s C-130 Hercules  transport plane, flew over the Golden Gate Bridge, kicking off the Blue Angels air show. The C-130 is an integral part of the Blue Angels operations, transporting the squadron’s support and maintenance crew to each show site. It can carry 25,000 pounds of cargo and 45,000 pounds of fuel.

Blue Angels tight diamond formation

The Blue Angels are known for PRECISION. This is Blue Angel 1 through 4 flying in their trademark tight diamond formation, maintaining 18-inch wing tip to canopy separation.

Blue Angels tight diamond formation

Blue Angels air show aerobatic demonstration

The Blues are also known for their maneuverability. The Blue Angels fly 6 numbered F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, during which they slipt into the diamond formation, the lead, the opposing solos, and the delta formation of all six towards the end. While the Bule Angels 1 to 4 are performing the tight diamond maneuvers in loops, barrel rolls, and form transitions, the solos showcase the high-speed pass, slow pass, fast and slow rolls and very tight turns across the Golden Gate Bridge. One minute I was turning head following the diamond formation, the next minute I was suddenly shocked by the fast low pass solos over the bridge.

Blue Angels solo performing over the Golden Gate Bridge

Blue Angels solo performing over the Golden Gate Bridge

The Fighters F-22A Raptor, F-15 Fighting Falcon, and P-40

The Fighters Tio – F-22A Raptor, F-15 Fighting Falcon, and P-40

F-22A Raptor

F-22A Raptor takes control of the sky

The F-22A Raptor is the hands down dominant fighter of the world today, because it is built to take the Total Control both air-to-air and air-to-ground!

Patriots Jet Team performing

The Patriots Jet Team

The Patriots Jet Team perform in Blue Angels air show

Golden Gate Bridge before the start Blue Angels Air Show

The beautiful Golden Gate Bridge, just before the Blue Angels Air Show

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7 comments

  1. Your photos are awesome! **Applause, applause, applause***

  2. Freedom comes at a cost and should not be taken for granted. Cool stuff!

  3. Unbelievably impressed by your wonderful photos! I live near fairford and we have a super airshow every July with the Red Arrows. They are spectacular but the backdrop of the Golden gate Bridge is just out of this world!

  4. Reblogged this on Simply Real Estate and commented:
    honeynhero once again with another great post featuring some beautiful shots of San Franciso’s famous Golden Gate Bridge and a slide show of the Blue Angels putting on one of their amazing shows. The precision, formation and speed makes these jets such a wonderful site for all who can view it. No one really understands the scope of such focus until they are within the presence of the act themselves. Bravo to these men and women.

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