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

2020 US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstration Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the 2020 airshow schedule for the US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstration Team! Will you see them in 2020? Let us know! Post in the AirshowStuff Forums or on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show! Schedules often change during the year – make sure to check… Read more

Blue Angels Announce New Officers For 2020 Season

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The US Navy Blue Angels have announced some new faces that will be joining the team! The two F/A-18 Hornet demonstration pilots, two C-130 Hercules pilots, maintenance officer, and public affairs officer will assume their roles before the 2020 airshow season. Marine Corps Maj. Frank Zastoupil, of Kingwood, Texas, is an F-35 Lightning II pilot… Read more

All 2019 US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstrations Cancelled

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Update 6/27/19 – The Navy Times is reporting that the Facebook post announcing the cancellations was made prematurely, and that the Navy is still debating whether to choose that course of action. The original Facebook post has been taken down until a final decision is made. There may be hope for 2019 demos after all!… Read more