On Friday, thousands of spectators arrived to the Marina Green with picnics, binoculars and cameras in-tow to watch the first air show of this year's San Francisco Fleet Week. The annual naval festival included the parade of ships and stations where attendees could learn about Navy, Marine and first-responder operations. Everything culminated with a performance by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels soaring above the crowd.
The last day to catch San Francisco Fleet Week
events is Oct. 7.
A member of the U.S. Navy parachute team leaves a green trail in the sky as he makes his way down to the Marina Green. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
Danville resident Stephen Dunphy waves the American flag at Battery East while the parade of ships pass by on the San Francisco Bay. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
The 23rd Marine Regiment from San Bruno, California gather in front of the Golden Gate bridge at Battery East before a promotion ceremony. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
Annie Jorgensen, center, and Joey Jorgensen, her husband, watch the sky for a demonstration during the air show. "He's an airplane nut," said Jorgensen of her husband. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
Sean D. Tucker and John De Gennaro fly above the festival tents in a dual performance during the Fleet Week air show.
A crowd watches and takes photos as San Francisco resident Ben Wolski does chin-ups during a Navy chin-up challenge at the Fleet Week festival center in the Marina. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
A Sean D. Tucker, an aerobatic pilot, flies a plane sponsored by Oracle in his first of two performances during the Fleet Week air show. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
From left: Jackson Buttler, 4; Wyatt Buttler, 3; and Kai Super, 4, play with toy Blue Angel jets as a little girl looks on during the Fleet Week air show at the Marina Green. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
The crowd takes photos as United plane 777 flies very close to the surface of the San Francisco Bay.
A U.S. Navy Blue Angel jet flies above the crowd at the San Francisco Marina. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)