Oakland Airport to host Blue Angels for SF Fleet Week 2023
OAK hosts air show performers for ninth consecutive year
Oakland, Calif. – September 29, 2023: San Francisco Fleet Week 2023 is scheduled from Monday, October 2, through Tuesday, October 10, 2023. Air show performers will include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other military and general aviation performers who will be based at Oakland International Airport (OAK). With the exception of 2020 when the event was cancelled due to COVID-19, this will be the ninth consecutive year that the performers have used OAK as their home base for the event.
“We look forward to once again hosting SF Fleet Week air show performers at Oakland International Airport,” said Craig Simon, Interim Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland. “OAK is proud to be the home base for these outstanding performers during this popular and celebrated annual event.”
During practice sessions and the air show demonstrations throughout the event week, airport neighbors will experience an unusual level of aircraft activity and noise. To be added to the Airport’s community advisory notification list, contact the Noise Hot Line at (510) 563-6463.
Follow Fleet Week activities on Twitter at @FleetWeekSF or by using the hashtag #FleetWeekSF.
For more information about Fleet Week in the Bay Area, visit http://fleetweeksf.org/
For more information about the Blue Angels, visit www.blueangels.navy.mil
About the U.S. Navy Blue Angels
Since 1946, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels’ mission is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and to inspire a culture of excellence and service to the country by conducting flight demonstrations and community outreach. Around the country, the Team serves as ambassadors of goodwill by bringing naval aviation to men, women, and children across America. The precision flight demonstrations showcase the professionalism, excellence and teamwork found in all Navy and Marine Corps units, as well as provide the thrill and magic of flight to people each year. Since its inception, the team has flown for more than 450 million spectators worldwide. Website: blueangels.navy.mil. Follow the Blue Angels on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. It is the closest airport to most Bay Area employers. By roadway and BART air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all of the region’s business, entertainment and tourism venues. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to be the airport of choice for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of East Bay waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 98,000 jobs in the region with more than a $174 billion economic impact.
Updates about current departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details about on-airport parking, shopping and dining and more, can be found at www.oaklandairport.com.
Contact - Members of the Press and Media Only
Kaley Skantz - Airport Spokesperson, [email protected]