Here’s When And Where You Can See The Final Blue Angels Flight in Legacy Hornets

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The Blue Angels have officially announced plans for their final flight in their F-18 ‘Legacy’ Hornets. The team’s famous Delta formation will perform flybys near their home base of NAS Pensacola on Wednesday, November 4th at 4pm. This special ‘beach buzz’ will serve as a final celebration of the older-model Hornets, which are being replaced… Read more

Blue Angels Plan Special ‘Beach Buzz’ Send-Off For Legacy Hornets Before Saying Goodbye

Update – The initially denying the plans, the Blue Angels have officially announced the time and route of the flyover which matches our original post. The only difference appears to be that any Super Hornets and Fat Albert may not participate. Be sure to check our new blog post for a map of the route!… Read more

Northern Lightning Brings Air Power To Wisconsin Despite Pandemic

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Northern Lighting is a large-scale, joint training exercise hosted at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center in central Wisconsin. The main emphasis of the exercise is the integration 4th and 5th generation aircraft across the different branches of the military. It was originally held in the early 2000s, but has grown in recent years to… Read more

Blue Angels Lose Final 2020 Airshow As NAS Pensacola Cancels

The Blue Angels’ airshow season was dealt a final blow today when Naval Air Station Pensacola pulled the plug on the Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow, scheduled for October 16-17. The show was the final event remaining on their 2020 schedule. All other planned performances have been canceled throughout the year in the face of the… Read more

The First Blue Angels Super Hornet Has Arrived In Pensacola

The US Navy Blue Angels welcomed their first F/A-18E Super Hornet to their home base at NAS Pensacola today! Former Blue Angel “Boss” and current Director of the Blue Angels Super Hornet Transition Team, Capt. Eric Doyle, flew the aircraft from Cecil Field in Jacksonville to Pensacola. He was greeted on the ramp by members… Read more

Pensacola Beach Airshow Canceled Amid COVID-19 Surge

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The 2020 Pensacola Beach Airshow has been canceled. With COVID-19/coronavirus cases surging to record highs in the state, the US Navy Blue Angels informed the show organizers, the Santa Rosa Island Authority, that they would not support the event. Although several other civilian performers were still booked, the SRIA subsequently decided to cancel the entire… Read more

New Updates And Details On Blue Angels Super Hornet Transition

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Despite the numerous changes the coronavirus has brought to the airshow circuit this year, the Blue Angels transition to the Super Hornet appears to be on schedule. In an interview with WEAR, VX-23 Flight Test Project Officer Lt. Sean Cawley said the first F/A-18E Super Hornet for the Blues is now undergoing testing and evaluation… Read more

FIRST LOOK – New Blue Angel F-18 Super Hornet Unveiled!

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Update: The photos originally used in this post were removed at the request of Navy Public Affairs as they were leaked without review or approval. However, someone else posted a different photo to Instagram – embedded below – which appears be taken from public property. Stay tuned for official images of the jet as they… Read more

Tom Cruise’s Top Gun F-18 Super Hornet To Join Blue Angels

Photo by Sean Jensen The F/A-18E Super Hornet used by Tom Cruise’s character in the new Top Gun 2 movie will continue to thrill aviation fans long after the movie debuts. It is on its way to be converted for use by the US Navy Blue Angels demonstration team, which will begin training with the… Read more

Meet The New US Navy Growler Demonstration Team

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The US Navy’s 2020 airshow plans continue to take shape as we get ready for the season to start. Earlier this week the Rhino Demonstration Team from VFA-106 “Gladiators” announced their 2020 performance schedule, and today the EA-18G Growler crew from VAQ-129 “Vikings” unveiled a new “Growler Demonstration Team” name, patch, and Instagram account. View… Read more