Photo: The USS Nimitz passing under the Golden Gate bridge

The following pictures were taken, more or less at the same time, few hours ago.

They show the USS Nimitz passing under Golden Gate bridge and entering the Bay to attend the Festival in San Francisco for 75th anniversary of the bridge, from two different points of view: the first, was taken from the shoreline of the San Francisco Bay, by a photographer who uploaded it to Flickr; the second was taken on board the flattop as it sailed under the brigde with the personnel lined up on the flight deck, and posted to the aircraft carrier’s Facebook page.

The aircraft carrier has just completed carrier qualifications off the southern coast of California and no CVW-11 plane is on board.

Image credit: Steve Rhodes

Image credit: USS Nimitz Facebook page

Thanks to the Internet and Social Media, we can follow some events as they happen.

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.