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Blue Angels Release Their 2016 Show Schedule

In this June 14, 2015 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the Blue Angels performs in Ocean City, MD. An elite group of Navy and Marine photographers are selected each year to travel the world with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team. The photographers often ride with pilots and must be in top physical condition to make the team and have the skills to capture aerial maneuvers at speeds of up to 700 miles per hour. (Andrea Perez/U.S. Navy via AP)

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There are a couple of changes to the 2016 Blue Angels Flight schedule.  The precision flight team issued this press release Monday:
PENSACOLA, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2015) – U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced updates to the 2016 air show schedule and released the 2017 show schedule at the International Council of Air Shows convention, Dec. 7.
The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 65 demonstrations at 33 locations in 2016 and 67 demonstrations at 35 locations in 2017.
The 2016 schedule changes announced include:

  • A show in Gary, Indiana, replacing the Milwaukee, Wisconsin show (July 9-10).
  • Cancellation of the Brooklyn, New York show (Aug. 20-21).
  • Cancellation of the Cape Cod CGAS, Massachusetts show (Aug. 27-28).
  • A show in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, replacing the NAS Jacksonville show (Nov. 5-6).

The 2017 show schedule announced is:

11                    NAF El Centro, CA
18-19               NAWS China Lake, CA
25-26               Tuscaloosa, AL

1-2                   NAS Corpus Christi, TX
8-9                   Lakeland, FL
22-23               NAS JRB New Orleans, LA
29-30               MCAS Beaufort, SC

6-7                   Barksdale AFB, LA
13-14               Millington, TN
20-21               Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
24 & 26           USNA show and graduation fly-over
27-28               Millville, NJ

3-4                   Duluth, MN
10-11               Scott AFB, IL
17-18               Ocean City, MD
24-25               Latrobe, PA

1-2                   Offutt AFB, NE
8                      Pensacola Beach, FL
15-16               Milwaukee, WI
22-23               Idaho Falls, ID
29-30               Oshkosh, WI

5-6                   Seattle, WA
19-20               Chicago, IL
26-27               Brunswick, ME

2-3                   Ypsilanti, MI
9-10                 NAS Oceana, VA
16-17               Lincoln, AL  (Talladega Speedway)
23-24               MCAS Miramar, CA
30                    Durango, CO

1                      Durango, CO
7-8                   San Francisco, CA
14-15               Kane’ohe Bay, HI
21-22               Fort Worth, TX
28-29               Rome, GA

4-5                   NAS Jacksonville, FL
12                    NAS Pensacola, FL

Demonstration sites are selected in support of Department of Defense objectives and in the interest of the armed services, with safety as the primary consideration. Performances greatly assist in recruiting and retention goals for the military services, enhance esprit de corps among uniformed men and women, and demonstrate the professional skills and capabilities of the Naval services to the American public and U.S. allies.
The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach. In 2016, the Blue Angels will celebrate their 70th anniversary. Since 1946, the Blue Angels have performed for more than 484 million fans.
For information about individual air shows, please go to each air show’s official website.  For more information about the Blue Angels, including the 2016 and 2017 air show schedules, visit www.blueangels.navy.mil.

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