The Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Show is held each Veterans Day weekend, when the Blue Angels close out their touring season.
The Blue Angels flight demonstration team is more than just a group of individuals; brought together to represent the United States Navy and Marine Corps. This team combines the best and brightest, and their camaraderie assures the team’s mission is more than just a job – it’s a passion!
Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators. An American air show favorite, the pilots and roaring engines delight audiences across the country with their speed and precision.
During their aerobatic demonstration, the Blues fly six F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, split into the Diamond Formation (Blue Angels 1 through 4) and the Lead and Opposing Solos (Blue Angels 5 and 6). Most of the show alternates between maneuvers performed by the Diamond Formation and those performed by the Solos.
Blue Angels Homecoming Show Highlights:
- Past shows have included Chris Darnell’s Shockwave Jet Truck. This Triple Jet Engine Monster Truck is a sight, and sound, to behold. In 2005, Shockwave set an air show speed record of 375 mph that still stands today!
- Flying the coolly-named Super Salto jet sailplane, legendary pilot Bob Carlton brings more power, speed and aerobatic capability than any other sailplane on the planet. His aerobatic moves stream across the sky in twirly-whirly motions outside a George Lucas movie.
- The spectacular Fire & Lights night pyro show sets the night sky ablaze with color and action with sparks, smoke, fireballs and bomb bursts
- Veterans Day Weekend, November 10 and 11, 2017
- Naval Air Station, Pensacola: 150 Hase Road, STE A, Pensacola, FL 32508
- Event is free and open to the public
- Parking on site
- Sun protection, including sunscreen, hats, long-sleeves, and sunglasses are recommended
- Active footwear recommended, as guests may need to walk long distances