PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — The world-famous Blue Angels are taking to the skies again!
The Blue Angels, officially known as the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, will be preparing for their 2018 season with practice flights over the Museum at NAS Pensacola on select days throughout the year.
Practice start times vary, but according to the National Aviation Museum website, practices last about 55 minutes and admission to is free and open to the public. Click HERE to see the Blue Angels practice schedule.
If you are planning to attend upcoming Blue Angels’ practices at the National Naval Aviation Museum beginning Tuesday, March 27th, MyEscambia.com suggests using specific routes to help alleviate traffic issues in the area:
From Perdido Key
Blue Angel practice-related traffic coming from the Perdido Key area should take Sorrento Road and then travel south on Blue Angel Parkway, leaving Gulf Beach Highway open to local traffic.
From East and North Escambia County
Blue Angel practice-related traffic traveling from the eastern and northern parts of the county should merge on to Blue Angel Parkway at the most northern point possible.
Additionally, parking on the rights-of-way in many portions of Old Gulf Beach Highway and Blue Angel Parkway is no longer permissible for safety and security. Signs are posted.
You can view Air Show routes in the map below: