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VALIS
10-08-2010, 03:31 PM
It looks like it's going to be a great weekend on the Bay! If you've not previously been on the water for the parade of ships and the air show, be aware that the Coast Guard is pretty rigid in enforcing the restricted areas. Here is a link to the keep-out zones: http://www.fleetweek.us/Fleet_Week_2010_Boating_Public_Notice.pdf

Here's the Fleet Week website, which has a list of participating ships and planes: http://www.fleetweek.us/index.html

This year I'm going to be riding on the Jeremiah O'Brien instead of talking VALIS out.

Kris O
10-08-2010, 03:51 PM
*sigh* I love fleet week and all those clean cut, fresh scrubbed faces it brings to town....

foreguy
10-09-2010, 10:58 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_hk_cayNIONo/RmjVwoIgNKI/AAAAAAAAD7M/qP7Vd7V-bn0/s400/French+Navy+Reuinon.jpg
Among other things!

PD Staff
10-09-2010, 04:32 PM
Some less revealing images:

http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2010/10/07/ba-blueangels08__0502360157.jpg

Show performer Sean D. Tucker practices a stunt as he flies upside out in the Oracle Challenger III along with the Blue Angels C-130 cargo aircraft, known as Fat Albert, Thursday Oct. 7, 2010, over the Bay in San Francisco, Calif. Tucker along with the BlShow performer Sean D. Tucker practices a stunt as he flies upside out in the Oracle Challenger III along with the Blue Angels C-130 cargo aircraft, known as Fat Albert, Thursday Oct. 7, 2010, over the Bay in San Francisco, Calif. Tucker along with the Blue Angels will be performing this weekend in the air show for Fleet Week.
Photo: Lacy Atkins / The Chronicle


http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2010/10/07/dd-waterfront09__0502359749.jpg

http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2010/10/07/dd-waterfront09__0502359748.jpg

http://contribute.sfgate.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/1/14b28f5a-8199-48b2-a13c-05675215de58.Large.jpg

bowline
10-09-2010, 05:46 PM
Definitely some of the best shots I've seen - especially heading straight down towards the city front waters.

IOR Geezer
10-10-2010, 12:44 PM
Fog down to the deck today. Bridge invisible.

Airshow unlikely at this point.

breezetrees
10-10-2010, 08:02 PM
But it cleared out just in time for a great show!

Buzz Light Beer
10-10-2010, 08:52 PM
Yep! Looked a little sketchy early on. If the Parade was schedule for today, how would they have known where to fire missiles at pleasure boats getting too close to the warships?

Photoboy
10-11-2010, 09:25 AM
http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/33463192206510816514.jpg

Peter Lyons sends this. You'll note the awesome little powerboat in the bottom right hand corner.

Buzz Light Beer
10-11-2010, 12:47 PM
At least they lost the faux rig and have moved forward.

The Flash
10-12-2010, 09:27 PM
Show was tremendous as always. We anchored right off chrissy field - next to Anita. Plenty of flyovers with burners going. The flyover of the 747 was just crazy.