LA FLEET WEEK™ AIRCRAFT FLYOVER SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
Hourly Flyovers Planned Along the LA Waterfront; Highlights Include
Historic WWII Aircrafts to Fighter Jets
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – August 26, 2016 – LA Fleet Week™ organizers have released the line-up for the event’s planned aircraft flyovers this upcoming Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2-5. The schedule features a wide range of military aircraft that will be “spreading their wings” for the thousands of visitors expected for the multi-day event over the holiday weekend.
Aerial demonstrations kick off with a U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration on Friday, at 1 p.m. with hourly flyovers by Dunbar Airshows, sponsored by Clyde & Co., starting at 10 a.m. over the Los Angeles Main Channel, each day, Saturday through Monday.
On Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and Monday at noon, a plane towing a giant American flag will also make its way along the LA Waterfront in a show of support and patriotism for the military personnel visiting as part of LA Fleet Week™.
“Aircraft flyovers are always a crowd favorite,” said RADM Mike Shatynski, USN (ret.) and LA Fleet Week™ Foundation Board Member. “Against the backdrop of the Vincent Thomas Bridge and down the main channel of America’s Port, the aircraft and Coast Guard demonstrations will be a great enhancement to LA’s inaugural Fleet Week.”
Military vessels featured at the event will include the CGC ACTIVE, USS AMERICA amphibious assault ship, USS CHAMPION Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship and USS WAYNE E. MEYER guided missile destroyer.
LA Fleet Week™ is Los Angeles' new end-of-summer tradition on the LA Waterfront. Held over Labor Day Weekend, the free event features public ship tours, aerial demonstrations, live music and entertainment, food trucks, exhibits, along with a STEM expo and Veterans Village.
LA Fleet Week™ is made possible with the generous support of sponsors, including the Annenberg Foundation, Comcast NBCUniversal, The Ahmanson Foundation, Bob Hope USO, Farmers & Merchants Bank, LA County Supervisor Don Knabe, Tesoro, U.S. Bank, Clyde & Co, Farmers Insurance, Providence Health & Services, Sailor Jerry, Southern California Ford Dealers, Haynes and Boone, Rancho LPG Holdings LLC, Roadium, and Time Warner Cable SportsNet.
The Port of Los Angeles, a major underwriter of LA Fleet Week™, is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovatively strategic and sustainable operations that benefit Southern California’s economy and quality of life. North America’s leading seaport by container volume and cargo value, the Port of Los Angeles facilitated $270 billion in trade during 2015. In addition to making LA Fleet Week™ possible, the Port’s cargo operations facilitate more than 133,000 jobs (about one in 14) in the City of Los Angeles and 479,000 jobs (or one in 18) in the five-county Southern California region. The San Pedro Bay Ports support nearly 1 million California jobs and 2.8 million nationwide.