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End of a season: Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show draws thousands to NAS Pensacola

The Blue Angels 2019 season is coming to an end with their grand finale, the ‘Homecoming Air Show’ at NAS Pensacola this weekend.

On Friday afternoon, the Blue Angels took over the skies.

Spectators were bundled up watching the F-A 18 Hornets from the flight line.

Pete Moore said there’s more to the show than the impressive maneuvers.

“I was born and raised here. Came out here for all the airshows when I was a kid and we brought the kids out here a couple of times before,” said Moore.

He is now passing along this tradition to his two grandsons, Rowan and Cullen.

Moore and his father were both Navy pilots. He said watching the shows brings back a lot of memories.

“Right now, I can smell the jet fuel. We’ve got t-shirts over there that say, ‘I love the smell of jet fuel in the morning,’ and I do.” said Moore.


A night show kicked off at 4 p.m. Friday.

There were skydivers, fireworks and the ‘Shockwave Truck’.

Corey Jones said she traveled 3.5 hours from Hope Hull, Alabama with her family to watch.

“Who doesn’t want to see the Blue Angels? This is our fourth or fifth time, I get a thrill every single time. I mean every single time. I mean, it’s just amazing how wonderful these guys are how precise these guys are,” said Jones.

Saturday will be your last chance to see the Blue Angels fly this season.

The gates to the base open at 8 a.m.

Civilian flight demonstrations begin at 9:30 a.m and the Blues are scheduled to fly at 2 p.m.