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Shocking Fleet Week Photos from San Francisco – Part 1

I am not exaggerating when I claim to have shocking photos from Fleet Week in San Francisco. We felt the shockwave as a Navy F-18 Super Hornet flew over the San Francisco Bay reaching speeds of mach 1, breaking the sound barrier.

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Navy F-18 Super Hornet Breaking the Sound Barrier

Fleet Week San Francisco 2011

It was the best weather we could have asked for. Not only were we lucky, but it was the warmest string of clear days that San Francisco has had this year. My buddy, Samit, advised us to visit during Fleet Week, explaining that it was the greatest show of the year. He was correct in his statement. Enjoy this collection of photos from our first Fleet Week ever during our visit to San Francisco.

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Fleet Week San Francisco 2011

The Patriots Jet Team

Civilian owned jet aerobatic team flying L-39s.

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The Patriots Jet Team - Fleet Week San Francisco

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The Patriots Jet Team - Fleet Week San Francisco

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The Patriots Jet Team - Fleet Week San Francisco

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The Patriots Jet Team - Fleet Week San Francisco

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The Patriots Jet Team - Fleet Week San Francisco

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The Patriots Jet Team - Fleet Week San Francisco

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The Patriots Jet Team - Fleet Week San Francisco

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The Patriots Jet Team - Fleet Week San Francisco

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The Patriots Jet Team - Fleet Week San Francisco

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The Patriots Jet Team - Fleet Week San Francisco

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The Patriots Jet Team - Fleet Week San Francisco

Navy F-18 Super Hornet

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Navy F-18 Super Hornet - Fleet Week San Francisco

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Navy F-18 Super Hornet - Fleet Week San Francisco

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Navy F-18 Super Hornet - Fleet Week San Francisco

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Navy F-18 Super Hornet - Fleet Week San Francisco

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Navy F-18 Super Hornet - Fleet Week San Francisco

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Navy F-18 Super Hornet - Fleet Week San Francisco

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Navy F-18 Super Hornet - Fleet Week San Francisco

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Navy F-18 Super Hornet - Fleet Week San Francisco

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Navy F-18 Super Hornet - Fleet Week San Francisco

USMC MV-22 Osprey

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USMC MV-22 Osprey - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USMC MV-22 Osprey - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USMC MV-22 Osprey - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USMC MV-22 Osprey - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USMC MV-22 Osprey - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USMC MV-22 Osprey - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USMC MV-22 Osprey - Fleet Week San Francisco

United Airlines 747

Strange yes, but still cool.  United was a sponsor of the event.

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United Airlines 747 - Fleet Week San Francisco

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United Airlines 747 - Fleet Week San Francisco

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United Airlines 747 - Fleet Week San Francisco

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United Airlines 747 - Fleet Week San Francisco

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United Airlines 747 - Fleet Week San Francisco

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United Airlines 747 - Fleet Week San Francisco

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United Airlines 747 - Fleet Week San Francisco

USAF F-15 Strike Eagle

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USAF F-15 Strike Eagle - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USAF F-15 Strike Eagle - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USAF F-15 Strike Eagle - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USAF F-15 Strike Eagle - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USAF F-15 Strike Eagle - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USAF F-15 Strike Eagle - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USAF F-15 Strike Eagle - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USAF F-15 Strike Eagle - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USAF F-15 Strike Eagle - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USAF F-15 Strike Eagle - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USAF F-15 Strike Eagle - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USAF F-15 Strike Eagle - Fleet Week San Francisco

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USAF F-15 Strike Eagle - Fleet Week San Francisco

A second collection of Fleet Week photos including pictures of the Blue Angels will be published soon. There are just too many cool photos for one post!

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Great shots! I’ve always wanted to see a big air show like this…

Samuel says:

This would have been awesome to witness & you did a great job of capturing all the action behind the lens.

Jason says:

Thanks Samuel. We have 3 posts of these photos and some video that will probably never make it to production. I gotta get working on that.

Marlene Schroeder says:

Viewing left to right, the colors blue,white and red are the French flag arrangement…….TRES MAGNIFIQUE!………you bring so much joy to everyone with your superior photography. Thank you, Jason,
Marlene

Jason says:

Thanks for staying with us Marlene. I always enjoy your comments.

Some really great pics there!
That one of the plane breaking the sound barrier is terrific!
Good job.
Cheers,
John D. Wilson

Jason says:

Thanks John, that is our favorite pic too. And what an awesome crowd pleaser it was.

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