Hornets in Green Bay! Packers/Cowboys Flyover 1/11/15

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F-18 Hornets preparing for the flyover in Green Bay

Back in December, we brought you some coverage of four F-22 Raptors that visited Green Bay, WI to perform the flyover for the Green Bay Packers. On the weekend of January 11th, Green Bay’s Austin Straubel International Airport hosted more military jets, this time a pair of F-18 Hornets from VFA-131 “Wildcats” at NAS Oceana. Like the Raptors, the Hornets were in town to perform a flyover for the Packers as they hosted a playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys. In the week before the game, Green Bay’s WBAY profiled one of the pilots, a Green Bay native and Packers fan who previously lived one mile from Lambeau Field. What a homecoming!

Check out our photos and videos of the Hornets with an extra bonus at the bottom:

The airport was busy with game traffic as the Hornet pilots got readyOne of the Hornets fires up its engines before the flyover
A VFA-131 F-18 Hornet takes off for the flyover at Lambeau Field

As a special bonus, we went for a flight around the area after the Hornets landed. Ordinarily airspace near stadiums is restricted during games, but since Lambeau Field is so close to an approach path to the airport landing aircraft can get fairly close to it even during the game. This is a view similar to what the pilots would have had as they approached for the flyover!

Lambeau Field during the Packers/Cowboys Playoff game

Schedule for the NAS Oceana Airshow!

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If you’re heading to the NAS Oceana airshow, get there early! The gates will open at 8am Saturday and Sunday and the flying will begin at 10am. The Blue Angels will fly around 3pm. NAS Oceana airshow

The following is a schedule of performers from the NAS Oceana airshow website. As always, the schedule is subject to change up until show time.
10:15 – Air Show starts with Bill Leff T-6 warm-up
10:25 – Jason Newburg Viper warm-up
10:40 – F/A-18C Tactical Demonstration
10:55 – L-39 Albatross Demonstration
11:05 – Fleet Air Power Launch and Demonstration
11:35 – National Anthem Flag Jump and Fleet Aircraft Flybe
11:50 – Fleet Aircraft Recover
11:55 – Greg Shelton Stearman Solo
Noon – Kent Pietsch Comedy Act
12:16 – Bill Leff T-6 Demonstration
12:31 – Bob Carlton Salto Jet Powered Glider Demonstration
12:43 – Jason Newburg/Viper Performance
12:55 – L-39 Albatross Demonstration
1:07 Skydive Suffolk Jump Team Performance
1:17 Geico Skytypers Demonstration
1:37 Kent Pietsch Dead Stick Performance
1:50 Greg Shelton/Sam Wing Walk Performance
2:05 Justin Lewis/Micro Jet Demonstration
2:15 Shockwave Jet Truck
2:25 Navy Wounded Warrior-Safe Harbor Presentation
2:35 F/A-18F Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration
2:50 Kent Pietsch RV Top Landing
3:00 U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron/Blue Angels
4:00 Finish

Saturday evening, head to 31st street on the VA Beach Oceanfront for the Beach Blast! The Blue Angels will be introduced to the crowd and parachuters will jump onto the beach and there will be a free concert. The Beach Blast begins at 6:30pm. Parking is available at a garage on the corner of 31st Street and Atlantic Avenue.