WATCH: Blue Angels Soar Over Pensacola Beach With F-35s At Sunset

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One of the traditions of the US Navy Blue Angels is the “beach buzz”; each time the team returns from an airshow trip to their home base of NAS Pensacola, they fly down Pensacola Beach in formation as a salute to the community that supports them.

As the team returned home from the NAS Jacksonville airshow tonight, they did just that. However, on an unusual second pass over the beach, they were accompanied by two extra aircraft!

Two F-35 Lightning IIs took formation on the left and right sides of the Delta formation to make an 8-ship formation! Check out the video below:

Officially Licensed US Navy Blue Angel Beach Towels (Sponsored)

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US Navy Blue Angels Beach Towel - Vulcano America

We here at Airshowstuff would like to welcome our newest sponsor – Vulcano America!

Vulcano is the only source for officially licensed US Navy Blue Angel beach towels! They offer these high-quality towels on their own website as well as other internet outlets such as Amazon, eBay, and Overstock.com.

These towels are the best way to show off your love of the Blue Angels during one of the many beach airshows this year! Two sizes are available, each with a design depicting the famous blue and gold jets. We’ll be promoting them with a small banner above our blog posts – make sure you snag one before hitting the beach this summer!

Please join us in thanking Vulcano America for their support. AirshowStuff is run by a small group of passionate aviation fans in our free time, and support like this allows us to continue bringing you awesome videos, photos, and news items! If you’re interested in sponsoring some of our efforts, please let us know!

US Navy Blue Angels Beach Towel - Vulcano America

RARE SIGHT: Blue Angels and Patrouille de France Fly Together

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Blue Angels and Patrouille de France Fly Together

The world’s two oldest military flight demonstration teams flew together Sunday night as the US Navy Blue Angels returned to Pensacola from Sun ‘n Fun with the Patrouille de France in tow to spend a few days with the team.

The eight Alpha Jets of the Patrouille teamed up with the Blue’s six F/A-18 Hornets at sunset, flying down the coastline and creating a fantastic photo opportunity for Blue Angel #7 to snap a few pictures, like the one above.

Check out this video posted by a boater off the coast of Pensacola!

The French team’s visit is part of a nationwide tour that takes them from coast to coast. The team just wrapped up the central Florida portion of the visit with airshow performances in Melbourne, FL and Lakeland, FL.

Below are some photos provided by the Blue Angels Association!

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Have a photo or video you took? Post it on our Facebook wall or our forums! We’d love to see it.

Wings Over Wasaga Airshow (Wasaga Beach, ON) Cancels For 2015

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Canadian Forces Snowbirds

The 2015 Wings Over Wasaga airshow, scheduled for July 4-5 in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, has been canceled. The announcement was made in a press release distributed today by the organizing committee. In the release, committee co-chair Martin Campbell explained that “Despite the best efforts of many hardworking people it has become apparent that we will not meet all the requirements to ensure the successful, world class airshow we had planned.”

In an interview with the Enterprise Bulletin, Campbell said a lack of sponsorship funds and early planning was a large player in the decision to cancel.

“We had a whole bunch of people doing a whole bunch of work, but I guess the real reason is that we came up short with sponsors,” Campbell said. “It’s basically all about the money. I mean there’s other minor things people will say caused or didn’t cause it, but then again you get that in any organization and people who don’t know what they’re talking about.”

The CF-18 Hornet Demo Team and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds were scheduled to perform at the show. At this time, neither team has announced any plans to perform elsewhere during the weekend. Several US shows are being held in the Midwest that weekend and they may pursue one or both of the teams, although the short time frame will make it very difficult to reach an agreement in time.

It has not been a good year for Ontario airshow fans; just five weeks ago, the show in Waterloo, ON also canceled. While the WOW show won’t go on this year, organizers are hopeful to see the show takeoff in the future. They are working with a number of “interested parties” to select a new date for 2016.