The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are coming back to Grand Junction.
Believe it or not, it’s been 7 years since the U.S. Navy Blue Angels last appeared at the Grand Junction Air Show. The high-precision aerial team will headline this year’s air show July 27 and 28 at Grand Junction Regional Airport.
Anyone who has seen the Blue Angels perform knows how awesome they are. The feeling you get when you see the speed, feel the power, and hear the sound is indescribable. Flying in their diamond formation, these jets will get as close as 18 inches to each other.
Two of the Blue Angel’s pilots flew into Grand Junction in of their F-18 Bravo to help make the air show announcement and I had a chance to visit with Lt. Commander Adam Kerrick and Lt. Cary Rickoff. They told me it’s an older aircraft, but it’s well maintained and travel at speeds up to 1.8 times the speed of sound.
The Grand Junction Air Show will feature a variety of aerial performers including the Golden Knights, Vampire Airshow, Brad Wursten with Power Addiction Airshows, and other acts to be named in the near future. Ground acts will include Aftershock, featuring a jet truck, and Precision Exotics.
Tickets for the Grand Junction Air Show go on sale February 1.