It’s October in San Francisco, which means it has to be Fleet Week. Since 1981 Fleet Week has been a fixture in the City by the Bay. It’s a weeklong event with disaster preparedness drills, military displays, ship open houses and 3 days of flying.
The flying started on Thursday with the Blue Angels performing their orientation flights and a practice show.
Friday opened with the parade of ships led by the USS Essex LHD-2, a Wasp class amphibious assault ship, and the USS Champion MCM-4, a mine countermeasures ship. Following them was the USCGC Stratton Coast Guard National Security Cutter and the Canadian HMCS Winnipeg FFH-338.