The Blue Angels as seen from the Marin Headlands at the southern edge of Sausalito
Fleet Week & Blue Angels Golden Gate Bridge Events
Blue Angels Viewing in Sausalito
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Dates: October 8-10, 2021
Place: Events centered on Marina Green, Golden Gate Bridge and Pier 80 in San Francisco.
Air Show Location: Blue Angels and the other air show participants will be visible from the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bridgeway Promenade in downtown Sausalito, Fort Baker in southern Sausalito and the GGNRA.
Note: It’s only October 4 and rehearsals aren’t announced for today, but we can hear the planes out over the Bay. After one more online meeting I have to attend, I want to go out and look for them!
Blue Angels Rehearsal, Practice and Survey Flights — Thursday, Oct. 5 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Note: The Blue Angels Golden Gate Bridge rehearsal passes are legendary, and they annually rattle our windows here in Sausalito.
Insiders Tip: Blue Angels Golden Gate Bridge area rehearsals often take place earlier in the day than they have originally scheduled. If you arrive at your view area 60-90 minutes early for the time windows listed above you will sometimes (and I emphasize sometimes, not always) find the area less crowded and be treated to
Air Shows, including Blue Angels Golden Gate Bridge flyovers —
Friday, October 8, 2021 from 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM with Blue Angels at 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 9, 2021 from Noon – 4:00 PM with Blue Angels at 3:00 PM
Sunday October 10, 2021 from Noon – 4:00 PM with Blue Angels at 3:00 PM.
Map for the Fleet Week Blue Angels Golden Gate Bridge and Marina Green performance areas, plus more distant Sausalito viewing areas:
Air show participants include:
United Airlines 777 Demo
USAF F-35 Demo Team
Patriots Jet Team Formation
Air National Guard C-130
P-8 Poseidon and P-3 Orion
Insiders Tip: The Blue Angels are the focus of the show, but Sean Tucker comes on right before them and this video shows his amazing performance. (Full Disclosure: I know Sean and like him.)
Parade of Ships under the Golden Gate Bridge
Parade of Ships beneath the Golden Gate Bridge — Friday, October 8, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Ships will be:
ACRE MV John Dillard from the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Tickets to Marina Green Special Viewing Area
Blue Angels Golden Gate Bridge flyovers and the Parade of Ships are free, but there is a special fenced-off Marina Green viewing area where you’ll have an airshow announcer, especially great views and a place to sit. The airshow announcer is Ric Peterson.
Premium Box Seats
Reserved seating on the Marina Green. Children 3 and under are free but need to sit in an adult’s lap. Disabled seating is also available for all guests.
Reserved Seating: Flight Deck Club
VIP area with a food buffet, wine & beer and preferred seating.