FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Francisco March 7, 2016
The United States Air Force has selected San Francisco Fleet Week as one of only 23 events in North America to host the most sought after Tactical Demonstration Team in the country, the F-22 Raptor. The Demonstration Team makes its appearance on October 7, 8 & 9 at San Francisco Fleet Week joining the headlining U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration squadron.
The F-22 Raptor will perform air maneuvers that demonstrate the super maneuverability of the stealth combat aircraft. These demonstrations include the power loop, split, and tail slide, as well as a high speed pass and dedication pass. These maneuvers are based on those designed for combat operations, but are performed at much lower altitudes at air shows.
“With the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team joining our already stellar lineup, San Francisco Fleet Week will have the strongest air show lineup in the country,” said Stephen Teatro, executive producer of the San Francisco Fleet Week.
The F-22 Raptor video is available for download https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei0C3cRmmbA
For more F-22 Raptor photos and information about the Tactical Demonstration team visit http://www.acc.af.mil/Home/AerialEvents/F-22ADemoTeam.aspx
Reserved seat and VIP tickets are available at www.fleetweeksf.org
The Fleet Week Air Show is a free show and visible from most areas on the waterfront, reserved seats offer the best views along with the narration broadcast.
As part of the Fleet Week’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response mission, there will be a military Humanitarian Relief Village showcasing what both our military and civilian response teams are doing to get themselves and the community ready in case of a disaster. Visiting ships’ crews will be participating in training exercises with local first responders.
Visit www.fleetweeksf.org for more information or call 415-306-0911. Corporate hospitality and sponsorships are also available.
Mary Hickey, Director of PR, Fleet Week Air Show, 415-244-0421, hickey_mary [at] hotmail.com