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Oakland International Airport hosts the Blue Angels as part of Fleet Week

Oakland International Airport hosts the Blue Angels as part of Fleet Week

Press Releases
September 29th, 2021

Oakland, Calif. – September 29, 2021: San Francisco Fleet Week 2021 is scheduled from Sunday, October 3rd through Monday, October 11th, 2021.

Air show performers will include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, and other military and general aviation performers who will be based and utilizing the North Field at Oakland International Airport. The Blue Angels is a flight demonstration squadron of the United States Navy. Formed in 1946, the unit is the second oldest formal aerobatic team in the world, after the French Patrouille de France formed in 1931. This will be the seventh year that the Blue Angels have used OAK as their home base for the event.

The Blue Angels will arrive at OAK on Sunday, October 3rd at 6:00 p.m., with public events scheduled throughout the following week. During practice sessions and the air show demonstrations, airport neighbors and those along the bay shoreline will experience an unusual level of aircraft activity and noise.

Key Flight Activity Times:*

  • Sunday, 10/3: 6 p.m. Blue Angels arrival
  • Wednesday, 10/6: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Media flights
  • Thursday, 10/7: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Airshow practice
  • Friday, 10/8: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Airshow flights
  • Saturday, 10/9: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Airshow flights
  • Sunday, 10/10: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Airshow flights
  • Monday, 10/11: 10 a.m. Blue Angels departure

*All times are approximate and are subject to weather and other delays.



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 blueangels.navy.mil
  • For the Blue Angels general schedule please visit OAK’s Noise Office website at flyquietoak.com.


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 84,000 jobs in the region with more than a $130 billion economic impact.

Updates about travel during the COVID19 pandemic, 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. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Media Contact:

Kaley Skantz – Airport Spokesperson