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NAS Pensacola to Host Blue Angels Homecoming Show, Nov. 8–9
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Vroom! Soon you can join the ranks of 500 million fans.

The Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will close the 2019 season at their annual Homecoming Air Show at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m.

Tentatively scheduled for both days will be aerobatics performed by the U.S. Navy Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs” and Rob Holland in his MXS-RH monoplane.

Adam Baker will fly his Extra 330 to thrill the crowd, and Matt Chapman will conduct aerobatics in aboard the Embry Riddle.

The show will also feature the world-famous GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team, a flight squadron consisting of six vintage World War II aircraft.

Chris Darnell will drive the world’s fastest jet powered truck “Shockwave” at more than 300 mph, and the AeroShell Aerobatic Team will perform tight, awe-inspiring formation aerial maneuvers.

There also will be a night show on Friday evening that will start at approximately 4 p.m. and end with a fireworks show.

Along with incredible flying demonstrations, dozens of military and civilian

aircraft will be on display. These static displays will include a variety of aircraft ranging from the present-day, state-of-the-art fighters to aircraft from the 1930s.

Gates open both days at 8 a.m., and admission and parking for all shows are free. Areas will be reserved for the physically challenged, but pets and coolers are not permitted.

Food and memorabilia will be available at numerous concession stands. Security personnel and signs will direct spectators to parking areas near the show site.

The Blue Angels were formed in 1946 “to showcase the pride and professionalism of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.”

In June 1955, the team relocated from NAS Corpus Christi to their present home base at NAS Pensacola.

They currently fly the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet.

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