Fleet Week is back this year, and no where is it more grand or better appreciated than in San Francisco.
According to Wikipedia, Fleet Week originated in San Diego in 1935. An annual tradition in San Francisco since 1981, disappointment was high when it was canceled in 2013 due to government funding uncertainties. But it's back this year, the interest level is high this year, and the weather forecast is favorable.
Here's what is on tap, what over one-million people will get to enjoy in part or in full:
This year's activities kick off with the Parade of Naval Ships entering the bay under the Golden Gate Bridge at 11:0 AM on Friday, October 10, 2014. Many of the ships will be open for first-come, first-served free tours throughout the weekend and on Monday 10/13. Here's your list of ship tours.
The air show, held this year on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, October 10, 11, 12, is a thrilling spectacle. One can watch the US Navy Leap Frogs parachute team, the Patriots jet team, a US Coast Guard rescue demonstration, United Airlines 747 demonstration, stunt planes, and others.
Wrapping up each day's air show -- the United States Navy Blue Angels with their awe-inspiring precision flying demonstration. The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly at 3:00 PM each day. See the complete air show list for more information.
Whether you are living your San Francisco dream or living in one of the nearby communities, treat yourself to some special times this weekend, October 10, 11, 12.