La Patrouille de France is the French equivalent of the Blue Angels. Currently they are on a US tour with their Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jets and an accompanying Airbus A400M. They criss-cross Northern America and had a Golden Gate Bridge flyby here in San Francisco, something I couldn’t miss.
The Alpha Jets flew all over the bay, San Francisco, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Sometimes they disappeared for a while and I was wondering if they were already done. But then they were reappearing over the Pacific Ocean or from behind a hill.
You might notice that the back of the A400M transport plane is open. I zoomed in on one of my images and it shows several people standing out there. Would have been a nice place to be 😉
All my images were taken from Hawk Hill where I had a beautiful view of the city and the ocean.
It turned out to be the perfect spot when the planes turned just before the Golden Gate Bridge – and I got my favorite shot of the day.
More images are in the PAF airshow gallery.
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2 thoughts on “Patrouille de France – San Francisco Flyby”
Great pictures, Daniel. Especially that last one.
Thank you, Pierre. Yes, the last one is my favorite!