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U.S. Navy Blue Angels announce their return to Vero Beach Air Show

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are coming back to the Vero Beach Air Show in 2020.

The flight demonstration team will perform at the air show scheduled for April 25-26, 2020, at the Vero Beach Regional Airport, according to a Wednesday news release from the air show’s board of directors.

The announcement was made at this week’s annual International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas, where Marty Zickert is attending as the Blue Angels’ liaison to the Vero Beach Air Show.

 “We are delighted to welcome the Blue Angels back to Vero Beach for the 2020 Air Show,” Zickert stated in the news release. “Members of ‘The Blues’ have told us that they love Vero Beach – it’s awesome to know they’ll be back in just 16 months.”

The Blue Angels performed earlier this year at the Vero Beach Air Show, which takes place every two years.

The team is so popular, people lined the fence at the airport to watch the iconic blue-and-gold F-18A Hornets arrive before the air show. In turn, the team took the time to talk to kids, including one dressed in a small Blue Angels suit.

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It was the team’s first time back in Vero Beach since 2014. A scheduled appearance in 2016 was canceled when one of the Blue Angels, Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, was killed during a practice run shortly before the event.

The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach, according to the team’s website.

Part of the proceeds from the air show benefits local nonprofits: Veterans Council of Indian River County, the Exchange Clubs of the Treasure Coast, the Exchange Club of Indian River and the Exchange Club of Vero Beach.

More information about the 2020 Vero Beach Air Show is coming soon, according to the release.

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