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.
The annual San Francisco Fleet Week celebration will begin on October 6th. One of the ships scheduled to appear is expected to receive plenty of attention.
The Federal Aviation Administration says a United Airlines jet that appears to buzz the Golden Gate Bridge on videos circulating on the Internet posed no danger to the span.
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.