UK’s Red Arrows jets to roar over San Francisco Tuesday

If you hear a roar in the skies over San Francisco today, don’t worry: Fleet Week hasn’t started quite yet.

The Red Arrows, Britain’s version of the Blue Angels, will be doing a flyover around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. They’re planning on flying past the Golden Gate Bridge, which should be quite the sight.

The squad of nine Hawk fast-jets is part of the Royal Air Force. Much like the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, they perform high-flying acrobatic tricks in close formations. They’re currently doing a North American tour.

“It is the biggest-ever visit by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team to Canada and the United States and the first to the two countries in more than a decade,” says a press release from the Red Arrows. “The tour aims to promote the best of British and deepen partnerships with close friends and allies.”

According to their tour website, they’re also slated to fly over San Francisco tomorrow, so keep your eyes to the skies if you’re a plane enthusiast.

Katie Dowd is an SFGATE Senior Digital Manager. Email: | Twitter: @katiedowd

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