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Fleet Week 2019 ready for take-off from Oakland International

OAK is Bay Area home for the Blue Angels beginning Sunday

Press Releases, Airport, Community
October 1st, 2019

Oakland, CA (October 1, 2019) - Oakland International Airport (OAK) welcomes the return of the Blue Angels this weekend. OAK will serve as the Navy flyers home base for SF Fleet Week 2019.  It is the sixth consecutive year the precision Navy flyers will make Oakland their home on the road. The Blue Angels team includes 16 volunteer officers and six F/A-18 jets used during the aerobatic demonstrations.

The SF Fleet Week air show, which includes air show practices and demonstrations, takes to the skies above the Bay Area beginning Sunday, October 6, through Monday, October 14, 2019.

The Blue Angels will arrive at OAK on Sunday, October 6, at 6:00 p.m. and follow the Key Flight Activity schedule below until their departure on Monday, October 14, at 10:00 a.m.  All times are approximate and subject to weather and other changes. During practice sessions and air show demonstrations, Airport neighbors may experience an unusual level of aircraft activity and noise.

KEY FLIGHT ACTIVITY TIMES

The planned schedule for flights is as follows (subject to change):

  • Sunday, October 6, 6:00 p.m. Blue Angels arrival (North Field)
  • Monday, October 7, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Media flights (South Field)
  • Thursday, October 10, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Airshow practice (North Field)
  • Friday, October 11, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Airshow flights (North Field)
  • Saturday, October 12, 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Airshow flights (North Field)
  • Sunday, October 13, 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Airshow flights (North Field)
  • Monday, October 14, 10:00 a.m. Blue Angels departure (North Field)

The Airport’s preparation for the week-long airshow includes outreach to neighboring communities to inform residents about the week’s unusual flight activity and possible noise impacts.

Aircraft noise concerns may be directed to the Fleet Week Info Line at 415-306-0911. You may also contact the Oakland International Airport’s Noise Hotline at 510-563-6463.

 

OAK COMMUNITY OUTREACH

The Airport's outreach efforts are part of an established Noise Abatement Program that works with surrounding communities on noise concerns related to operations at OAK. This is done in addition to efforts such as monitoring aircraft activities and educating pilots and air traffic controllers on noise procedures.

The Airport maintains a list of citizens and organizations that receive regular airport community advisories on any unusual conditions or activity that could affect aircraft operations. 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

For the Blue Angels general schedule please visit OAK’s Noise Office website at www.flyquietoak.com.

 

About Oakland International Airport

Oakland International is the most centrally-located airport in the 7.7 million population Bay Area region, and closest airport to the region’s wealth of business and tourism venues. Oakland’s air service roster to over 60 nonstop destinations is offered on 12 different airline brands – four of which operate with OAK as their sole gateway into the San Francisco Bay region. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to offer customers a world-class experience and be the airport of choice for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland Seaport and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region and over a million jobs across the United States. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details on shopping, dining, transportation, and more, visit www.oaklandairport.com. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:      

Robert Bernardo | 510-627-1401 |  rbernardo@portoakland.com