Thursday, May 25, 2006

Blue Angels over Brooklyn

Yesterday marked the beginning of Fleet Week, when thousands of Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from around the world descend on New York City in a celebration of all things nautical. This morning, the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy's aerobatic flight squadron, flew over and around the city as part of the Fleet Week festivities.

Unfortunately, their flight received little advance publicity. Many people in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn heard the jet engines overhead and, feeling as though they were in a replay of September 11, 2001, braced themselves, waiting for the sounds and smells of an enormous crash. As the jets continued to roar above, New Yorkers called each other, switched on the news and rushed to the rooftops to see what was happening. Once we knew that we were safe, many of us ran downstairs and grabbed cameras. These images were shot from my rooftop.

Blue Angels over the Brooklyn Piers Posted by Picasa

Blue Angels circling above the river Posted by Picasa

Plane speeding overhead Posted by Picasa

Blue Angels at the Statue of Liberty Posted by Picasa

Blue Angels heading north Posted by Picasa

  • Blue Angels Official Web site

  • Fleet Week

    At 5/26/2006 12:22:00 AM, Blogger Phelan said...

    I loved watching the Blue Angels when I was a kid. I haven't seen them in years. Thanks for the memories.

    At 5/29/2006 04:10:00 PM, Blogger mikescotland said...

    this is a great blog. when i saw the title blather from brooklyn load at first i thought, oh no, another rant page. how wrong i was. your journalism is excellent and photos too. keep it up


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