Business With Passion: San Francisco Fleet Week (Part 2)

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Part 1 can be seen here.

Episode theme: The people involved in making San Francisco’s Fleet Week 2010: Navy personnel from the USS Makin Island, organizers, and the heart-thumping airshow performers (including the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron – the Blue Angels).

The Blue Angels’ mission is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting efforts and to represent the naval service to the United States, its elected leadership and foreign nations. The Blue Angels serve as positive role models and goodwill ambassadors for the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps. Team interviews: Major Brendan Burks (Fat Albert Lead Pilot) and Vincent Dunhill-Cooper (Blue Angels Crew Chief AO1 (AW/SW)) Website: Blue Angels Official Website

Donna Flynn started in aviation when she obtained her private license in the winter of 1987. She soon followed that with a commercial license in 1989. While working through her licenses she caught the airshow bug by volunteering at the Vanderhoof International Airshow. Along with another partner she started Showline Airshow Services Ltd which specializes in the air bossing and flight operations of an air event. Donna has completed over 280 show and media days at over 35 sites in Canada and the United States. She has worked with all the North American jet and skydiving teams. Some of her show sites include San Francisco’s Fleet Week, Saskatoon’s famous Veteran event, The Canada Remembers Air Show, Niagara Falls, ON, Fort St. John, BC, Peace River, AB, Vandenburg AFB, CA and Klamath Falls, OR.

Joe Sobczak has been a test pilot, instructor pilot, and fighter pilot in the United States Air Force, an experimental test pilot for NASA, and is now a Flight Test Captain for United Airlines. He has over 10,000 hours and forty years of flying experience and is a outspoken advocate for pro-active aviation safety.

Stephen Teatro (executive producer of San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show) is an employee of the Air Show Network – the leader in air show entertainment where air show fans can expect the finest in aerial entertainment, ground displays and consistently excellent guest services.

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