Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for Blue Angels

 I've always been fascinated with the Blue Angels. Their death-defying feats have thrilled crowds for decades, flying sometimes within 2' of each other.

My friend, Tina Folsom and I had just returned from a Monterey RWA meeting, and as we drove down 19th Avenue in San Francisco, the Blue Angels zoomed overhead, stopping traffic and all pedestrian activity. A rare thing of beauty.

I rushed to get Tina home to her place, knowing she had a balcony upstairs where we could watch these guys perform. It was a clear blue day without a cloud in the sky. I quickly parked my car, and we raced to the upstairs just as the Angels were swarming overhead. I missed the first fly-by, but thought I caught them on my iPhone the second pass.

I am a writer, and not a photographer. If you can bear the pain, go ahead and playback my memorialization of the beautiful Blue Angels. If you dare.





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19 comments:

  1. Arent they good we have Blue arrows hear in UK i love to see them perform.

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    1. That's right. Very emotional watching them.

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  2. Julie isnt it Red Arrows here in the UK.....Often the are up at Sunderland air show..
    marvelous to watch....

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  3. oops it is Kath got carried away :-)

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  4. Sharon, I've seen the Blue Angels and they are awesome to watch. Good post.

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    1. Thanks Cathrina. I think I'll stick to writing and leave the video taping to others...

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  5. Hello, Sharon! I've never seen them perform. It sounds really awesome! I'd much rather be a spectator than the pilot!!

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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  6. We live right near an airport and they have an airshow every year. The Blue Devils haven't been there, but it would be fun if they came! Can't imagine having them streak above the house though..
    Happy A-Z'ing!

    AJ Lauer
    #atozchallenge helper minion
    Twitter: @ayjaylauer

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  7. My next door neighbor has an uncle that was one of the Blue Angel pilots for years.

    Dropping by from A to Z. First year participating.

    Brett Minor
    Transformed Nonconformist

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    1. Congrats Brett. We have a lot of fun here. Hope you'll come back.

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  8. I've heard of the Blue Angels all my life, but have never had the opportunity to see them...I imagine it would be amazing! Good luck with the challenge! I participated last year and had a blast!

    Donna L Martin
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Donna. Come back again soon.

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  9. One of my former students is currently on the Blue Angel team. I hope to get to see them perform in the next year.

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