SAN FRANCISCO, May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Fleet Week Association is pleased to announce the performer lineup for The 2019 San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show Presented By United.
The show, produced by The Air Show Network, will take place over three days on October 11th, 12th and 13th with the world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels as the headline act.
In its inaugural year, F-35 Demonstration Team will be making its Bay Area debut, showcasing the most advanced air power of the U.S. Air Force. "Being one of only 16 shows in North America to host the F-35 is testimony to the Fleet Week brand and the recognized excellence of our Air Show by the military and fans alike," said Jim Breen, President of The Air Show Network.
United will fly the 777, its most advanced airplane in its fleet, in a 15-minute choreographed performance flying as low as 500 feet. San Francisco Fleet Week is the only air show in the United States with commercial airliner as a featured act.
"Fleet Week is a huge community event. We are so proud to have United as the presenting sponsor, showing its strong commitment to San Francisco, the U.S. Military and our nation's veterans," said Lewis Loeven, Executive Director of San Francisco Fleet Week Association.
"As California's global airline, we are thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of the San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show," said Janet Lamkin, United's president of California. "San Francisco Fleet Week has a long history with our customers and our more than 14,000 employees in the Bay Area and we are looking forward to showing our continued support for veterans, aviation enthusiasts, and our community."
For the first time at San Francisco Fleet Week, Sean D. Tucker and Jessy Panzer of the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team will perform in Team Oracle's Two Ship Act. Additional air show performers include The Patriots Jet Team Sponsored by United, Lucas Oil's Mike Wiskus, The U.S. Navy Parachute Team (The Leap Frogs), a C-130, a U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, demonstrations by P-3 and P-8 and a U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo.
The Festival Center on Marina Green offers prime viewing at the center point of the show. Premium Box Seat Tickets, VIP Flight Deck Club Tickets, and Private Chalets are available while supplies last at fleetweeksf.org/tickets. General admission to the Festival Center is free.
About The San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show Presented By United
The San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show Presented by United has attracted fans from 49 countries, all 50 of the United States and the Virgin Islands. Held annually as part of the overall San Francisco Fleet Week celebration, the Show takes place over the Bay between The Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. The 2019 Air Show dates are October 11th, 12th and 13th. For more information, visit the official website at fleetweeksf.org and follow @FleetWeekSF on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About The U.S. Navy Blue Angels
The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach. Since 1946, the Blue Angels have performed for millions of fans. For more information about the Blue Angels, visit blueangels.navy.mil.
United's shared purpose is "Connecting People. Uniting the World." We are more focused than ever on our commitment to customers through a series of innovations and improvements designed to help build a great experience: Every customer. Every flight. Every day. Together, United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,900 flights a day to 355 airports across five continents. In 2018, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 158 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 779 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 569 regional aircraft. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter and Instagram or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".
About The Air Show Network
The Air Show Network (ASN) is the largest and most respected air show production company in North America. Founded in 1983, the company has served over 1,000 air shows including some of the most prestigious events in aviation over the past three decades. ASN has produced Air Shows in 40 of the United States and 4 Canadian Provinces. For more information about The Air Show Network, visit airshownetwork.com and follow @AirShowNetwork on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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