U.S. Navy Blue Angels will appear in Brunswick for first time in 20 years
BRUNSWICK, Ga. – For the first time in 20 years, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to Brunswick, Georgia to perform in the Inaugural Wings Over the Golden Isles Air Show set for March 24-26 at the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport.
The air show was originally scheduled for October 2016, but was forced to cancel due to evacuations for Hurricane Matthew. For the rescheduled date, organizers were able to secure the Blue Angels as the headlining aviation performers.
38 Special was unable to commit to a Saturday evening date due to prior commitments. As a result, air show organizers rescheduled the band to the Friday night prior to the air show weekend. A third day was added to the original two-day event. 38 Special will perform Friday evening immediately following a newly added twilight air show.
The Blue Angels will be joined by a lineup of military and civilian acts, including the Aerial Combat Command F-22 Demonstration and Heritage Flight Team, the USSCOCOM Para Commandos, AeroShell Aerobatic Team, Aerobatic Performers Michael Goulian, Buck Roetman, Jive Kerby, Jim Tobul’s F4U Corsair, Scott Yoak’s P-51D Mustang, Bob Carlton’s Jet Powered Sailplane, Bill Braack’s Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car and the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation Sky Soldiers Demo Team.
One of the many highlights of the weekend will be the parade of veterans. Hundreds of active duty and former military veterans will be honored on Saturday afternoon in a military tribute.
Organizers are anticipating large crowds for each day of the air show. Please plan to arrive early to allow plenty of time for potential traffic delays and access to the event. Arriving early will provide spectators with ample time to walk through the aircraft displays, sponsor tents and exhibit areas prior to the start of the flying demonstrations.