A Navy hovercraft has landed on San Francisco’s Ocean Beach as part of a disaster response training exercise during Fleet Week.
Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the Danville pilot known for safely landing a disabled US Airways jet in the Hudson River in 2009, will be riding along with the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels Wednesday.
The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels arrived at San Francisco International Airport Tuesday evening for the city’s annual Fleet Week celebration.
Enjoy some in-flight entertainment with a visit to this year’s Fleet Week.
Transit officials are saying keep the car at home as 300,000 people descend upon San Francisco for Fleet Week and some other crowded events.
The Blue Angels, the Navy’s precision flight demonstration team, were set to conduct practice flights on Thursday and Friday ahead of the air shows scheduled for Saturday and Sunday afternoons during the annual Fleet Week celebrations.
2010’s Fleet Week in San Francisco is being billed as the biggest in 20 years.
Flight crews arrived Monday at San Francisco International Airport in preparation for the city’s annual Fleet Week air show, which officially launches Thursday and runs through Oct. 12.
There was a time when Fleet Week was one of the Bay Area’s biggest and most popular annual events. That’s changed in recent years, and organizers are determined to restore Fleet Week to its former glory this year, with a renewed emphasis on emergency preparedness.