Wednesday, October 5, 2011

This weekend: United Family Day Open House 2011 and San Francisco Fleet Week

This weekend I'll be attending the 6th annual United Family Day Open House at United Airlines Maintenance Center in San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

The event will be held on Sunday, October 9th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. I was very fortunate to be able to snatch a ticket when registration opened up on September 21. I am so excited, as it is the first time I am going to attend such a cool event!

According to an announcement made by the organizer earlier on, there will be lots of activities and exhibits, including a display of United aircraft, classic airplanes and smaller civil aircraft. Employees will be offering guided tours of one of United’s wide body aircraft, the maintenance facility and a close up look at many aircraft engines.

From what was reported from last year's United Family Day, there will be food, music and plane pull. The event will probably also feature the Blue Angels, who is participating in this year's Fleet Week in San Francisco.

Apart from that, frequent flyers from all over the nation has voluntarily organized a pre-United Family Day Gathering at United Airlines' Red Carpet Club in the International Terminal.
But, for me, I will not join the pre-party at SFO this year because I am here in the Bay Area already and getting in by purchasing a fully refundable ticket adds a lot of hassle. To make the day even better, I plan to visit San Francisco's Fleet Week for a ship tour in the morning. Some of the Navy's state-of-the-art warships, such as USS Antietam and USS Milius, are open to public for free. Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson will not be open to visitors.

It was rainy these days. Let's just hope Sunday will be a good day with sun, a fun crowd and many beautiful planes and ships!


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