Both the main and west gates of Naval Air Station Pensacola are scheduled to open at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday for the 2017 annual Homecoming Air Show featuring the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels.
The show kicks off at 9:00 a.m. and admission and parking for all shows are free. Areas will be reserved for the physically challenged. Food and memorabilia will be available at numerous concession stands. Pets, coolers and drones are not permitted. Security personnel and signs will direct spectators to parking areas near the show site.
Tentatively scheduled for both days will be extraordinary aerobatics by performers such as the Vertigo Air Shows Jet Glider, the world’s only jet-launched sail plane, flown by Bob Carlton; an A-4 Skyhawk flown by Paul Wood; the Mig-17 piloted by Randy Ball; the Super Stearman flown by Greg Shelton with Wing Walker Ashely Shelton; and John Klatt will fly the Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco. The Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team will jump in to the show and Chris Darnell will drive the 300+ mile per hour Shockwave Jet Truck plus many more acts.
Along with incredible flying demonstrations, dozens of military and civilian aircraft will be on display. These static displays will include a variety of aircraft ranging from the present-day, state-of- the-art fighters to aircraft from the 1930s.. In addition to the scheduled Friday and Saturday shows, there will be a special night show from 4:00-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 only. Aircraft will light up the sky with full afterburner and pyrotechnics, and will end with one of the largest fireworks shows in the Pensacola area.