The Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will close
the 2015 season at their annual Homecoming Air Show aboard Naval Air
Station Pensacola on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7.
Prior to the
world-famous Blue Angels F/A 18 Hornet performances, the Blues’ C-130
Hercules transport known as “Fat Albert” will thrill the crowd with its
short-field take-off and low-level passes.
for both days will be extraordinary aerobatics by performers such as
Screamin’ Sasquatch-Jet Waco, a 1920s “Barnstormers” Taperwing body with
a jet engine flown by John Klatt; the GEICO Skytypers, flying six
vintage World War II aircraft in precision maneuvers; the Goodyear Extra
300SC which performs amazing aerobatics with unmatched tumbles and
rolls, flown by Michael Goulian; the Vertigo Air Shows Jet Glider, the
world’s only jet-launched sail plane, flown by Bob Carlton; and the
yearly favorite Otto the Helicopter, performing stunts highly unusual
for a helicopter, plus many more acts.
Along with incredible flying demonstrations, more than 50 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. Tentatively
scheduled for viewing are an E-2 Hawkeye, airborne early warning
platform; C-5 Galaxy, one of the largest heavy-lift military transport
aircraft in the world; German Tornado; Fouke Wulf 149D; as well as T-28,
Stearman, L-1, L-2 and L-3 warbirds. In addition to the scheduled
Friday and Saturday shows, there will be a special night show from
4:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6 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. Admission and parking for all
shows is free. Areas will be reserved for the physically challenged.
Food and memorabilia will be available at numerous concession stands.
Pets and coolers are not permitted.
Security personnel and signs will direct spectators to parking areas near the show site.
For additional information on the show and reserved seating, go to www.NASPensacolaAirShow.com