‘Search’: The Blue Angels dazzle onlookers as the Fleet Air Week show returns to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – The Fleet Air Week exhibit, including the stunning blue sea angels, is back in the Bay Area this weekend.

The legendary air show has been canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. This year, huge crowds converge in San Francisco and waterfront businesses are saying things are finally getting better, quite literally.

The stars of the 2021 Fleet Week air show need no introduction. Stunning blue angels flew over San Francisco. The crowd of spectators looked on in astonishment.

“Look, they’re so cool, since I was a kid watching them from the playground, it’s great to see them again,” said Lamar Fuller of San Francisco.

Lamar was sitting in the front row of a viewing party at the Aquarium of the Bay.

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Acrobatics opened the show, along with the Navy’s parachute team. A giant United Airlines 777 crashed into the Gulf.

“Oh my gosh, my heart is beating in San Francisco right now,” Mario Gonzalez said on a visit from Montreal, Quebec.

Another thing that is hard to miss is all the people. Thousands were expected to arrive in San Francisco this weekend. The size of the crowds appeared before the epidemic.

“It makes me a little nervous with the number of people here but then, I’m sure a lot of people have been vaccinated, and it’s good to see everyone outside,” Nico Dennis of San Francisco.

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This weekend has been a huge one for the Bay cruise business. Hornblower’s San Francisco Belle has sold 1,000 tickets for a lunch and air show party. Last year there was no cruise and no air show.

“It’s exciting, we’re recovering from the pandemic, getting back to work and back in the water,” said Hornblower crew member Brian Stills.

The Blue Angels gave us a grand finale. A jet-powered flight on the way back to normal. The air show for the last day is Sunday.

Related: San Francisco Fleet Week 2021 schedule of events

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