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From the City of Jacksonville
The City of Jacksonville, U.S. Naval Station Mayport, and
the cities of Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach are
proud to present the 2015 Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular, Oct.
24-25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., in Jacksonville Beach.
“The First Coast is honored to host this much-loved event
that highlights the expertise and outstanding contributions of military
and civilian aviators,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “Jacksonville is proud
to be one of the most military-friendly cities in the country, and as we
gather for this event, I encourage everyone to remember the
well-trained, devoted, and talented pilots, as well as other military
personnel stationed around the world, actively guarding our liberty.”
This free event will feature military and civilian flight
teams including the U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Team, P-8A
Poseidon and P-3C Orion Fly By, Jack Knutson, Jim Tobul F4U-4 Corsair,
Bill Gordon, Firebirds X-treme, F-16 Demo & Heritage Flight, Patty
Wagstaff, Scooter Yoak Quick Silver P51D, John Klatt, GEICO Skytypers,
Miss GEICO, Rob Holland, Michael Goulian, and the world-famous U.S. Navy
Blue Angels. 
Land activities will include static displays, simulators,
and other military activations in the Military Recruitment Zone
presented by Action News Jax and 104.5 WOKV, as well as kids activities
in the Mini-Boss Kids Zone presented by ACUVUE. The public will also
have the opportunity to meet the pilots and get their autographs at
Autograph Alley presented by VyStar Credit Union. New this year,
visitors are encouraged to stay for a live performance by the Corbitt
Brother Band presented by the Air National Guard on Saturday following
the U.S. Navy Blue Angels at the Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion.
Food and beverage will be available to purchase throughout the event
Due to limited parking availability in Jacksonville Beach,
the City of Jacksonville is offering a complimentary shuttle service
from the Florida State College at Jacksonville – South Campus at 11901
Beach Blvd.  Parking is $10 per vehicle and the shuttle to the event is
free. Shuttles will run from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 and
from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25. Event attendees are strongly
encouraged to use this service. 
Event Ocean Safety and Restrictions
In order to protect the safety of all those attending the
Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular, certain security measures will
be implemented. The following lists prohibited and allowed items within
the festival site: drones, coolers, picnic baskets, backpacks, food,
beverages, pets, rollerblades or skates, and bicycles. Bicycle racks
will be available at event entrances and will be left at the owner’s own
risk. Permitted items include: ponchos, umbrellas, flags, towels, hats,
binoculars, cameras, sunscreen, small radios with headphones, small
purses/fanny packs no larger than 8.5”x11”, strollers, lawn or beach
chairs, and seat cushions. All items and persons are subject to
inspections within the event site.
Ocean restrictions will be in effect during the event. The
U.S. Coast Guard and Navy will enforce the “Naval Vessel Protection
Zone.” Boaters must operate at a minimum speed within 500 yards of any
U.S. Naval Vessel and proceed as directed by the Commanding Officer of
the vessel. Do not approach within 100 yards of any naval vessel.
Violation of the Naval Protection Zone is a felony offense punishable by
up to six years in prison or up to $250,000 in fines. Naval protection
zones are as follows: North – one mile north of the pier, boats must
stay north of the buoy line; south – 1 ? miles south of the pier, boats
must stay south of the buoy line; east – ? mile east of the end of the
pier; West – beachfront. Boaters should tune their marine band radios to
VHF-FM Channel 22A at 8:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. for further instructions.
This information is subject to change according to the U.S. Coast Guard
Swimming and surfing in the ocean will not be permitted from Seagate Avenue to 13th Avenue south in Jacksonville Beach.
Standing or walking on the sand dunes to view the air show
is not permitted. To access the beach, please use the wooden dune
crossovers. Crossovers are for through traffic only. Standing or sitting
on the crossovers is not permitted. Do not climb over any temporary
fencing placed on the beach and boardwalk sides of the dunes. Picking
sea oats is not permitted.
The City of Jacksonville Beach and the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection ask for the assistance of spectators to
request other attendees to stay off the dunes. Please inform event
staff, lifeguards, police officers, or security staff of violations.
This event is produced by the City of Jacksonville with
the support of Naval Station Mayport; City of Jacksonville Beach; City
of Neptune Beach, City of Atlantic Beach; VyStar Credit Union, ACUVUE,
Action News JAX, News 104.5 WOKV, 96.9 the Eagle, Miller Lite, Cupcake
Vineyards, Coca Cola, and Hearing for Hearoes. 

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