Film Location

Film & TV Location Rentals

We Offer:

  • Authentically restored WWII & Apollo recovery aircraft carrier
  • Ability to rent any part of the ship for exclusive use
  • Located on SF Bay, only 20 minutes from downtown SF and 15 minutes from the Oakland Airport
  • Excellent weather much of the year
  • Management & staff experienced with film production needs
  • Availability of modern and vintage aircraft – propeller, jet, and rotary wing

Television & Video Filming Credits:

Canal Digital - "The Pilots"
MTV Music Video - Saving Abel "18 Days"
BBC - "The Battle of Midway" special
History Channel - "Man, Moment, Machine" - Season 1, Episode 3 (“Doolittle’s Daring Raid”)
CBS – “JAG” – Season 3, Episode 1 (“Ghost Ship”)
NBC – “Fear Factor” (all-military episode)
TNT – “The Great Escape” – Season 1, Episode 2 (USS Hornet)
Aladdin Bail Bonds – “Carrier” commercial
Buick – LaCrosse commercial

TV Shows Highlighting Haunted Places:

ABC Family Channel – “Scariest Places on Earth”
Biography Channel – “My Ghost Story” – Season 4, Episode 8 ("Ship Of Lost Souls”)
Discovery Channel
MTV – “Fear” – Season 1, Episode 8
SyFy Channel - Ghost Hunters - Season 4, Episode 422
Travel Channel
     Ghost Adventures – Season 4, Episode 34
     “Ghost Stories” – Season 2, Episode 4
     “The Paranormal Challenge” – Season 1, Episode 11
     “Weird Travels”– Series Premiere (“America’s Most Haunted Places: San Francisco”)

Major Motion Pictures Filming Credits:

directed by Paul Didier-Mogg

directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Joaquin Phoenix

directed by Werner Herzog, starring Christian Bale

directed by Lee Tamahori, starring Ice Cube, Willem Dafoe


For more general information about Hornet location shoots, please call:
Private Events at (510) 521-8448 x211 or email

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