Blue Angels Schedule

Blue Angels roar into town for Commissioning Week rehearsal

The Blue Angels returned to Annapolis on Tuesday, zooming into town around 11 a.m. and rehearsing their Commissioning Week show throughout the afternoon.

They will perform their flight demonstration from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

During that time, Route 450/Naval Academy Bridge will be closed to all traffic, including cyclists and pedestrians, starting 15 minutes prior, said the Annapolis Police Department.

If there are poor weather conditions, the bridge could also be closed Wednesday between 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m., police said.

The bridge closures are expected to cause traffic congestion in and around Annapolis, police said.

Roads affected include Maryland Route 450, U.S. Route 50, Roscoe Rowe Boulevard, King George Street, Annapolis Street and Taylor Avenue.

Sunny skies are forecast with highs skirting 80 degrees for Wednesday’s show.

In order to fly a show, the Blue Angels need at least three nautical miles of visibility and a minimum cloud ceiling of 1,500 feet, according to the team’s website.

The type of show the group might perform depends on the ceiling. At 1,500 feet they can do what they call a “flat” show, with less of their spectacular vertical maneuvers. With 4,500 feet of ceiling they will do a “low” show with many rolling maneuvers.

At 8,000 feet of ceiling the Blue Angels can perform the “high” show, with all the maneuvers.

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