Having seen the blue angels routine many times, I still enjoy
the skill of the flying and the speed and noise.
At an airbase you get to see the formation takeoff and landing
but no setting is as pretty as the SF bay.
Somewhere near the cannery.
Smoke trails from one of the civilian stunt planes.
The support C-130 makes a low pass over the water.
Zoom climb for a transport.
The show begins.
Tight diamond formation
Slow flight at high angle of attack
Next one jet makes a steep climb out in noisy afterburner while the other scoots off.
The finishing move: fleur-de-lis
Sea birds dive bombed the fish now and then, landing with an impressive splash in the water followed by a casual rearrangement of tail feathers. It was too hard to catch in action.