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Blue Angels 2015: All the information you need

The Blue Angels will perform above the
Severn River, Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20 as part of the Naval
Academy’s Commissioning Week. These events are free and open to the
public.

The Blue Angels are the U.S. Navy’s
Flight Demonstration Squadron and fly a team of six Navy F/A-18 Hornets
and a C-130 Hercules, affectionately known as “Fat Albert.”
The team will perform a variety of high-speed, aerobatic,
precision-maneuvers during their approximately two-hour long, narrated
air show at the Naval Academy.
Viewing areas for the show will include
Ingram Field, portions of Farragut Field and Hospital Point on the Naval
Academy grounds. 
Visitors may experience delays due to an
increased number of visitors on the Yard. We encourage all pedestrians
to leave bags at home to the extent possible in order to reduce wait
times at the gates.  Please see additional information provided below
[in page 3 of this release] if you plan to visit the Academy for the
Blue Angels show.
Tuesday, May 19, the Blue Angels will
perform circle and arrival maneuvers between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. followed
by a rehearsal of their flight demonstration between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. 
Wednesday, May 20, the Blue Angels
performance and flight demonstration will begin at 2 p.m. The show will
be preceded by a fly-by of the Breitling Jet Team, comprised of seven L-39 C Albatros jets.  Spectators
in the Ingram Field viewing areas will be able to hear the show’s
narration.  Spectators in other viewing areas can follow the action on
Periscope (live stream app for iPhone, iPad, iPod) by following
@eyeonannapolis.  We will also be uploading the video to YouTube after
the performance.
Four Naval Academy graduates are part of
the Blue Angels team, including the first female pilot in the team’s
69-year history. Marine Corps Capt.  Katie
Higgins is a graduate of the Class of 2008 and will be in the C-130 “Fat
Albert.” Other graduates include Cmdr. Thomas Frosch, Class of 1992,
who will be in the No. 1 jet and is the team’s Commanding Officer; Lt.
Cmdr. Mark Tedrow, Class of 2004, who will be in the No. 5 jet and is
the lead solo pilot; and Cmdr. Bob Flynn, Class of 1992, who is the
team’s executive officer.
The Blue Angels flight demonstration
exhibits the choreographed refinements of Navy-trained flying skills. 
The show opens with the Blue Angels C-130 aircraft displaying the
tactical flight characteristics of the aircraft.  Then the audience will
see the graceful maneuvers of the four-jet Diamond formation, in
concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of the two Solo
pilots.  The team concludes the demonstration with a performance of
maneuvers together in the well-known Delta formation.
Drivers without Department of Defense
credentials, midshipman parents passes (MPP) or handicapped stickers are
not permitted on academy grounds on May 19 and 20.  Pedestrians are
invited to walk through USNA Gates 1, 3 or 8 and those 18 years of age
and older must show a valid, government-issued ID.  All bags are subject
to search. Due to the increased number of visitors to the Academy
during Commissioning Week, we encourage all visitors to leave bags at
home to the extent possible.
Handicapped visitors may bring vehicles
onto USNA with handicapped plates or placards; vehicles are subject to
search before access is granted.
Parking is available at the blue side of
the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for a $5 fee for cars, $10 for
RVs. There is a free daily shuttle between the stadium and the academy;
shuttle buses are not wheelchair accessible. 
During the Blue Angels flight rehearsal
May 19, and the flight demonstration May 20, the shuttle route on the
grounds of the academy will be limited to stopping at Alumni Hall from
11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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