It’s one of our favorite times of the year- the Blue Angels Homecoming. Whether you love perfectly symmetrical formations, smoke streamed across the sky, or engines’ roar, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Returning to their home base at Pensacola Naval Air Station on Monday, March 20th, the Blue Angels are prepared to dazzle fans as usual.
Surely you’ve seen the Blue Angels fly (or at least heard of them), but do you know much of their history? The Blue Angels Association recently celebrated their 70th anniversary. First hitting the skies over Jacksonville, FL on June 15th, 1946, they quickly became an honored group that represents Naval Aviation and our country. There are currently about 200 members of the Blue Angels Association, and some have been there since the beginning! This patriotic group has flown for more than 427 million fans since its inception in 1946. Want to be one of those lucky fans? Join us on Monday and witness the Blue Angels fly in a great show of the American spirit.
Air Show Facts
Here are some facts about the Blue Angels’ air shows that are sure to impress your friends and family.
- The highest maneuver is the vertical rolls, which are performed up to 15,000 feet in the air. The lowest is the Sneak Pass, which is only 50 feet above the ground!
- The trail of smoke left by each aircraft provides a path for spectators to follow and is also how solo pilots see each other during opposing maneuvers. Plus, it’s biodegradable and poses no harm to the environment!
And if you’re in the area, don’t forget to stop by Pete Moore Mitsubishi. We are proud to be a part of the Pensacola local community!