UPDATE: The airshow has been canceled. Please see our newer post for details: 2016 Blue Angels Airshow At Pocono Raceway Canceled
ORIGINAL POST: The US Navy Blue Angels have filled one of the open weekends on their 2016 appearance schedule. The team will now be performing at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA on the weekend of August 27-28. This weekend was previously announced as TBD.
Pocono is one of several major race tracks that have announced airshows in the coming years. It is a relatively new concept, and an interesting one since the action will be away from an airport. There will no doubt be obstructions that may make the flight lines difficult, and the crowd will likely be seated in the existing grand stands rather than the typical open field. It will certainly be a different experience for spectators.
Other track airshows planned include Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama and Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona, both in 2017. The Red Bull Air Races have previously been held at race tracks, including the Circuit of the Americas track in Texas. Both of the Red Bull stops in the US this year will be at race tracks; Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana, and Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada.