Fleet Week 2019 19-120

Blue Angels Airplanes flying in the sky

Monday, October 7th marks the beginning of Fleet Week 2019. One of the most popular events in San Francisco, Fleet Week 2019 is expected to draw over a million people to the City during the week-long event. The largest crowds are expected to converge on San Francisco to view the Air Show and static exhibits on Friday through Sunday, October 11th -13th.

Fleet Week 2019 has been in the planning stages for the past year and the San Francisco Police Department has been working with Fleet Week SF, the Department of Emergency Management, San Francisco Fire Department, National Park Service, the US Coast Guard, US Navy and many other local, state and federal partners to make this event educational, safe and fun for all.

The men and women of the San Francisco Police Department will be on duty and patrolling venues on foot, bicycle, motorcycle and marked police cars. The SFPD Marine Unit will be patrolling the bay, providing security for visiting naval vessels and assisting the Coast Guard by keeping civilian vessels out of the waters beneath the air show performance area. (You can view our boating safety video at vimeo.com/235949766.)

To enjoy Fleet Week 2019, SFPD would like to offer the following tips:

Allow extra travel time: Due to anticipated crowds and traffic, allow extra time to get into San Francisco, and to make you way to the waterfront.

Use public transit: BART, AC Transit, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans and the Ferries are a great way to get to San Francisco. Once you arrive in the City, San Francisco's Muni has many routes servicing the waterfront and The Embarcadero is pedestrian and bicycle friendly. For more information visit sfmta.com or 511.org.

Make a re-unification plan: Sometimes kids and adults get separated from their families or groups. Pick a meeting spot (store, restaurant, street corner) and make sure that everyone in your group knows where to meet up in the event you get separated. 

If you see something, say something: Large public events often attract people looking to commit crimes of opportunity. Park smart-don't leave valuables visible in parked cars. Keep an eye on your smart phones and cameras. If you see someone suspicious or something out of place, report it! Notify your bus or train operator, a parking enforcement officer, park ranger, police officer, or call 911

To receive San Francisco Fleet Week emergency text alerts from AlertSF, text FLEETWEEKSF to 888-777. AlertSF is a service provided by the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management. Visit AlertSF.org to learn more.

Drones: Fleet Week is a No Drone Zone. To ensure the safety of airshow participants and spectators, there will be a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR), also known as a “No Fly Zone” in effect within a 5 nautical mile radius around the center point of the airshow, from the surface to 15,000 feet, 1:00-6:00 PM on Thursday, October 10th, and from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday, October 11th through Sunday, October 13th. A fine of up to $10,000 can be levied by the federal government to anyone flying an aircraft, or operating a drone, in the TFR during those hours. It is unlawful to launch or recover drones from any National Park Services (NPS) lands including Crissy Field. It is also unlawful to operate drones over or around the Golden Gate Bridge or within 500 yards of any military vessel.

 For more information on San Francisco’s Fleet Week, visit fleetweeksf.org. Call 1-415-306-0911 for recorded information.