McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet- Blue Angels
@San Francisco, CA
Taken during the annual San Francisco Fleet Week airshow rehearsal, Blues #5 performs a high-speed pass just over mast height. I was happy to get some shockwave photographs of the pass, the largest ones can be seen underneath the aircraft with a small one above the canopy. First formed in 1946, the Blue Angels have been using the F/A-18 Hornet since 1986. These are usually the oldest jets in the fleet that have been taken out of frontline combat strike units as newer models are delivered. Nikon D7100 w/80-400mm, processing with Aperture.