PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — The Blue Angels are officially done with their 2019 season. It’s a season to be proud of.
More than 45,000 spectators flocked to Sherman Field Saturday to watch the Blues take their final flight of the year during the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show.
Attendees heard the shake, rattle, and roars of the F-A 18 Hornets.
“That adrenaline rush when you hear their engines roaring – that is the sound of freedom,” said airshow spectator Lindsey Hogg.
We won’t be hearing that sound of “freedom” for a few months as the Blue Angels close out their season.
With great weather, the Blues were able to perform a high-flying show – featuring maneuvers such as the “Blue Angels Fleur de Lis.”
Many airshow enthusiasts traveled to Pensacola this weekend to catch the grand finale, such as Chris Craft from Indiana. He’s seen the Blues perform five times this season.
“To think about all of the training that they go through and all of the practices, just what they represent as a military demonstration team representing our nation; just means a lot to me from that standpoint and having family members who served in the military,” he said.
The Blue Angels traveled to 32 cities across the United States and Canada this season before their final demonstration in Pensacola, the hometown of naval aviation.
It was a true finale for three pilots on Saturday; a special performance as one-third of the team has completed their tour with the Angels.
After a rigorous schedule of 65 shows, the Blue Angels will take a well-deserved few weeks off before reporting for training for next season in California.