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Mar 27 2018

2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule

2018 Blue Angels Practice Schedule

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Oct 23, 2018,
Oct 24, 2018,
Oct 30, 2018,
Oct 31, 2018,
Nov 1, 2018,
Nov 2, 2018,
Practices typically begin at 11:30 a.m. central time; 9am-10am on May 18, July 6 and September 7


National Museum of Naval Aviation, 1750 Radford Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32508


Free admission.

Event Info

Although the team travels the country during the year, they return home to NAS Pensacola in Florida most weeks. In order 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). Look below for their planned practice dates, but keep in mind that these can and do change as the year progresses due to things like weather or other circumstances.

Practices typically begin at 11:30 a.m. central time and last about 55 minutes. Public viewing is available at the National Naval Aviation Museum at no cost. The outside viewing area for the Blue Angels practice is located on the museum’s flight line north of the museum. Signs are posted to direct visitors to viewing and parking locations, including limited parking for handicapped visitors. Open bleacher seating is available and seats 1,000 people. A limited quantity of chairs are available for a fee of $3 per chair, good for that day’s practice session. Concessions of bottled water, sport drinks, light food, treats and merchandise are also available. Chair service, concessions and merchandise are provided by the National Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and proceeds support the museum and foundation programs.

A valid ID is required for all visitors 16 and over to gain access to the museum flight line. Backpacks, daypacks and other similar items are not allowed on the flight line.

2018 Blue Angels Pensacola Practice Schedule
March 27
March 28*
March 29

April 3
April 4
April 10
April 11*
April 17
April 18*
April 24
April 25*

May 1
May 2*
May 8
May 9*
May 15 NOT open to the public, the Royal Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron Snowbirds performance at 2 p.m.

May 16* West gate opens at 8 am for this practice only. The Blue Angels fly at 9 a.m. followed by an autograph session in the Museum Atrium. The flight line will reopen at 1p.m. to allow for viewing of the Snowbirds demonstration that begins at 2 p.m.

May 17
May 18 (9am-10am) NOT open to the public
May 29

June 5
June 20*
June 26

July 3
July 5
July 6 (9am-10am)
July 11
July 17
July 18*
July 24

August 15*
August 21
August 22*
August 28
August 29*

September 5*
September 6
September 7 (9am-10am)
September 11
September 12*
September 18
September 25*

October 17*
October 23
October 24*
October 30
October 31

November 1
November 2

*Denotes autograph session following the practice inside the National Naval Aviation Museum.

Again, practices may be canceled due to weather or other circumstances without notice. Please contact the museum for last minute information.

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PHONE: (850) 452-3604

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1750 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32508

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