The last Fleet Week celebration for Naval Air Station Alameda was a roaring success. The roar came from stunning shows by the Blue Angels, the Navy’s precision flying team.
From the runway at NAS Alameda, the Blue Angels took off in formation before an appreciative crowd, ending a two-week self-imposed stand down. In addition to the Blue Angels, an Explosive Ordinance Disposal team made parachute jumps into the lagoon, located between the ship’s piers and the air terminal building.
Here are two photographs from that year, from Wade Meyers Studios.
Those were the days! I used to look forward to reading Herb Caen in the Chronicle.
“Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: You find the present tense and the past perfect” :-)