Fleet Week 2019 Ready for Take-off from Oakland International
OAK is Bay Area Home for the Blue Angels Beginning Sunday
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)
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.