|The Blue Angels flash by in formation above a crowd
of thousands of spectators on Oct. 21, 2012, in Jacksonville Beach. The
Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular returns to the Beaches this month
for a free two-day show.
U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute
Team, skytypers and vintage aircraft take to the skies over Jacksonville
Beach on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24-25, for the Jacksonville Sea
& Sky Spectacular.
Along with an over-the-ocean sky show, activities include live
entertainment, military aircraft and vehicle displays, simulators, kids
area and more.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. This event is free and open to the public.
A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements
of skills possessed by all naval aviators. The Blue Angels’ C-130,
affectionately known as Fat Albert, begins each demonstration by
exhibiting its maximum performance capabilities during a 10-minute
The Military Recruitment Zone will be open to all patrons both days,
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, inside Latham Plaza. Participating recruitment
booths include: U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army,
U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air National Guard, U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and Jacksonville Fire &
The following items are prohibited:
■ Picnic baskets
■ Rollerblades or skates
■ Bicycles (Bicycle racks will be available at event entrances. All bicycles will be left at owner’s own risk.)
For more information about the Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular, go to jaxseaandsky.net.