PENSACOLA — The Blue Angels, the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, will close the 2015 season Nov. 6-7 at their annual Homecoming Air Show aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Gates open at 8 a.m. both days.
Before the Blue Angels F/A 18 Hornet performances, the Blues’ C-130 Hercules transport, or “Fat Albert,” will present a short-field take-off and low-level passes.
Tentatively scheduled are aerobatics by Screamin’ Sasquatch-Jet Waco, a plane with a 1920s “Barnstormers” Taperwing body and jet engine, flown by John Klatt; the Geico Skytypers, flying six World War II aircraft; the Goodyear Extra 300SC, which performs aerobatics with tumbles and rolls, flown by Michael Goulian; the Vertigo Air Shows Jet Glider, the world’s only jet-launched sail plane, flown by Bob Carlton; and Otto the Helicopter, performing stunts unusual for a helicopter.
In addition, more than 50 military and civilian aircraft will be on display, including an E-2 Hawkeye airborne early warning platform; C-5 Galaxy, one of the largest heavy-lift military transport aircraft; German Tornado; Fouke Wulf 149D; and T-28, Stearman, L-1, L-2 and L-3 warbirds.
From 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 6, aircraft will light up the sky with full afterburning and pyrotechnics, and will end with one of the Pensacola area’s largest fireworks shows.
Admission and parking for all shows are free. Food and memorabilia will be available at numerous concession stands. Pets and coolers are not permitted.
See www.NASPensacolaAirShow.com/ for more information.