SAN FRANCISCO—The Navy’s Blue Angels were practicing above San Francisco on Thursday, October 6. They are training in preparation for Fleet Week. The US Navy stunt pilots practices from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. During the practice the Blue Angels conducted their survey flights. According to ABC7 News, Blue Angeles are celebrating their 70th anniversary. The Blue Angeles will perform Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. during the Fleet Week air show.
The Blue Angels Air Show is scheduled for October 7, October 8 and October 9. The weekend air shows are from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. over the city’s waterfront. Other Fleet week activities are a veteran art exhibit at The Cannery at 2801 Leavenworth St. There will be numerous performances by the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Band at multiple locations, as well, as tours of several military ships.
On the final day of Fleet Week, Monday, October 10, there will be a High School Band Challenge at the Band Shell at Golden Gate Park. The challenge will feature dozens of high school bands and benefits arts programs at local high schools, Fleet Week officials said. Fleet Week was founded in 1981 and happens in October.
Fleet Week attracts thousands of visitors and generates over $10 million in revenue for the city, according to Navy officials. The air show will also be available live via Facebook. To check out the events for Fleet Week visit http://fleetweeksf.org/events/.