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PHOTOS: Blue Angels flight over San Francisco cancelled Saturday afternoon because of heavy fog

By California Beat October 10, 2009 2 Comments Print Share


ALL PHOTOS by A.W. Leonard
Beat Photographer

Heavy fog disappointed hundreds of thousands of Fleet Week revelers in San Francisco Saturday afternoon after the the main act — the US Navy’s Blue Angels — were grounded because of visibility and safety concerns.

The jets took off at around 3:00 p.m. for the show, but quickly returned to San Francisco International Airport after low lying fog blanketed much of the airspace. The jets perform gravity-defying stunts thousands of feet in the air at high-speeds and within feet of each other.


The Angels are scheduled to fly again tomorrow for their final Fleet Week show at 3:00 p.m. over San Francisco. This of course, depends on whether heavy fog threatens to cancel their flight.

The jets flew on Friday (see these photos) without any weather issues.