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Blue Angels roar into San Francisco for Fleet Week

By California Beat October 4, 2010 One Comment Print Share

SAN FRANCISCO — With a thunderous roar, the United States Navy’s Blue Angels landed at San Francisco International Airport Monday afternoon to prepare for this weekend’s annual Fleet Week celebration.

The annual salute to the city’s rich military history will commence on Thursday when the Blue Angels perform practice flights over the Bay Area.

Organizers of this year’s event said the celebration was one of the largest ever held because of the number of sailing naval vessels that are scheduled to arrive and dock in San Francisco. Almost one dozen ships will sail under the Golden Gate during Saturday’s spectacular Parade of Ships.

Two ships from the Canadian Navy, which is celebrating is 100th birthday in San Francisco, will join in the parade, according to Fleet Week organizers.

The California Beat has launched a special Fleet Week Insider’s Guide section on this website to provide an online resource about events, getting around, and archived reports from the previous two Fleet Week events in San Francisco.

The Beat will also be publishing stories all week about the event, including a break-down of the ships expected to sail in Saturday’s parade.

Contact the Beat at news@californiabeat.org.

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