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Alameda Fire Department
Monday October 3rd, 2016 :: 08:30 a.m. PDT


2016 Bay Area Fleet Week Takes Off at Oakland Airport

The Blue Angels will use Oakland International Airport (OAK) again this year as its base for Fleet Week 2016. The Port of Oakland announced that in addition to the Blue Angels, this year OAK will expand its hosting to additional Fleet Week participants, including United States Air Force aircraft, other performance teams and aerobatic planes, and France’s Breitling Jet Team.

The Airport is preparing for the week-long airshow that will take place the first week of October by reaching out to neighboring communities and residents about the week’s unusual flight activity and possible noise impacts. The Port of Oakland highlighted that OAK is working with the Blue Angels and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to minimize noise by using the airport’s main commercial runway at South Field to the extent practical.


  • October 2, 6:00 pm Blue Angels arrival (South Field, Main Runway)
  • October 3, 9:30 am-1:30 pm Media flights (South Field, Main Runway)
  • October 6, 1:00-5:00 pm Airshow practice (North Field)
  • October 7, 1:00-4:00 pm Airshow flights (North Field)
  • October 8, 12:30-4:00 pm Airshow flights (North Field)
  • October 9, 12:30-4:00 pm Airshow flights (North Field)
  • October 10, 10:00 am Blue Angels departure (South Field, Main Runway)

    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. If you would like to be added to their community advisory notification list, please contact the Noise Hot Line at (510) 563-6463.

    For more information about Fleet Week in the Bay Area, visit 

    For more information about the Blue Angels, visit 

    For more information about the Breitling Jet Team, visit 


Alameda Fire Department
1300 Park St
Alameda, CA 94501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-337-2100

Captain James Colburn

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