Man, this must have been really fun when the air station was operational. I remember quite often a pair of fighters would scramble and take off seemingly straight up with afterburners on just blasting the whole area. The high school is right there and must have shaken like crazy. PA308299 - Minus.com Encinal High school Alameda California right next to the now defunct Alameda Naval Air Station. USS Hornet is on display there now.