The Blue Angels
Naval airmen take flight along the Florida/Alabama coastline.
Showcasing the professionalism and excellence found in the U.S. Naval and Marine Corps, the Blue Angels aim to bring naval aviation to men, women and children across the country. Their flight demonstrations provide event attendees with thrill and excitement as well as a greater appreciation for our men and women in uniform. Below are some of the days you can experience the magic of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Air Show
July 9, 2022
The annual Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Air Show is one of the most highly anticipated events on the Gulf Coast. This show is a fantastic way for the general public to see the Blues in all of their high-flying glory. The Blues will also hold several practice sessions along the beach during the week leading up to the big event.
Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show
Nov. 11-12, 2022
Experience the end of the 2021 Blue Angels season at the Homecoming Air Show. Due to Covid restrictions onboard NAS Pensacaola and other navel installations, the air show will take place at Pensacola Beach. This is their last big event of the year and is always a favorite for locals and visitors on the Alabama/Florida coastline.
The Blue Angels practice along the Gulf Coast is a jaw-dropping sight to see and something you don’t want to miss. Although the team travels the country during the year, they return home to NAS Pensacola most weeks. To stay proficient in their demanding routine, they traditionally fly practice performances over the base on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during airshow season (March through November).
The viewing area for the Blue Angels practice is located on the Museum Flight Line north of the National Naval Aviation Museum. Due to Covid restrictions, NAS Pensacola, the Museum and practices are currently only accessible to people with valid DoD (Department of Defense) identification cards. Cardholders may escort up to 15 guests (limited to two vehicles) into the museum and practice viewing area. The viewing area includes bleacher seating for up to 1,000 people, chair service for a small fee, concessions and merchandise.
While only DoD cardholders and their guests are allowed on-site for practices, you can often see the Blues flying over our beaches during their practice days and on weekends.
Visit the Blue Angels website for practice dates and other important information.