McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet, Blue Angels
@ San Francisco, CA
Taken during the annual San Francisco Fleet Week airshow rehearsal, the Blues pass in their Delta formation closing out their performance over the Bay. 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 front-line combat strike units as newer models are delivered. In the summer of 2016 it was announced that the team would be transitioning to the much newer, but heavier F/A-18 Super Hornet by September 2017. Nikon D500 w/80-400mm, processing with Aperture.