Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow 2017

When:
November 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am
2017-11-10T08:00:00-06:00
2017-11-10T08:15:00-06:00
Where:
NAS Pensacola
280 Taylor Rd
Pensacola, FL 32508
USA


The 2017 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show at NAS Pensacola will be held on November 10th & 11th, 2017, celebrating not only Veteran’s Day weekend, but the 71st Anniversary of the Blue Angels team! Come enjoy the high-flying performers at this year’s air show! Your Blue Angels will have day performances on Friday and Saturday, with the gates opening at 8:00 a.m. on both days.

On Friday, November 10th, 2017 only, we are inviting everyone to watch the spectacular Friday Night show, complete with nighttime aircraft and performers capped off by the largest fireworks display in the Pensacola area.

Kids Zone

One of the many attractions at the air show is the Kids Zone! The Kids Zone is a fun packed event in itself for the kids, and the perfect place to take a break out of the sun. The Kids Zone is packed with activities for kids of all ages, and is an attraction that is not to be missed!

Kids can enjoy activities such as an inflatable obstacle course, Spider Mountain, bounce houses and much more; try a spin on the popular gyro!

The Kids Zone will be open throughout the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show!

Don’t forget to get a lost parent/child bracelet at the gate. This bracelet has your number in case you get separated.


2017 ROSTER

US Navy Blue Angels

The Blue Angels flight demonstration team is more than just a group of individuals; brought together to represent the United States Navy and Marine Corps. This team combines the best and brightest, at the top of their craft. Their camaraderie and chemistry assure the team mission is more than just a job – it’s a passion!

Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators. The Blue Angels are an American air show favorite and delight audiences across the country with their precision, speed and aerobatics. During their aerobatic demonstration, the Blues fly six F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, split into the Diamond Formation (Blue Angels 1 through 4) and the Lead and Opposing Solos (Blue Angels 5 and 6). Most of the show alternates between maneuvers performed by the Diamond Formation and those performed by the Solos.

US Navy Leap Frogs

The U.S. Navy Parachute Team is a ten-man team comprised entirely of U.S. Navy SEALs. The team began in 1969 when Navy SEALs and Frogmen volunteered to perform at weekend air shows as the “Chuting Stars”. Officially commissioned as the U.S. Navy Parachute Team and nicknamed the “Leap Frogs” in 1974 by the Chief of Naval Operations, they demonstrate Navy Excellence throughout the US, supporting Navy recruiting efforts and promoting the Naval Special Warfare community to the public. Leaping from heights as high as 12,500 feet and reaching speeds up to 180 mph, they are an aerial display not to be missed!

Rob Reider – Air Show Announcer

Rob is proud to be the voice of the most prestigious aerial events and to take the excitement of flight right to the hearts of millions of people each year. He brings an immense amount of experience and knowledge to the stage of air shows.  Rob announced his first air show in 1978 and by 2006, air show announcing had become his full-time occupation!

Wayne Boggs – Air Boss

Wayne Boggs has performed Air Boss duties for over 20 years and is currently the man in charge for the 2017 NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show.  During the show Wayne Boggs is the air boss and assists in the production and execution of the air show.  Recognized as one of the top air bosses in the country, Wayne Boggs is excited to bring his talent to the 2017 air show.

Shockwave Jet Truck – Chris Darnell

This Triple Jet Engine Monster has become a National Icon.  With its fast speeds and power, Shockwave is a sight to behold.  As a driver/ pilot of the world’s fastest jet powered truck, Chris Darnell has been performing at air shows for 10 years.  In 2005, Shockwave set an air show speed record of 375 mph that still stands today!

Vertigo Air Shows – Bob Carlton

The SubSonex MicroJet is capable of speeds of 300 mph, and can perform all the classic aerobatics, including maneuvers like tailslides, normally considered tabo in a jet. But it’s not just about high speed. With its incredibly wide range, it can turn tight and stay close so your spectators aren’t waiting for a turnaround.

The SubSonex is also fully capable of photo missions and additional performances, circling jumpers, or racing a jet car.

Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco – John Klatt

John Klatt continues to take to the sky in the famous Screamin’ Sasquatch. Sasquatch, an early 1930’s aircraft, has been completely redesigned and structurally reinforced using modern day engineering and materials, along with state-of-the art technology to allow the addition of a jet engine to the aircraft.

The Jack Link’s Jet Waco “Screamin’ Sasquatch” is powered by dual engines with a combined thrust rating of 4,500 lbs. This allows the plane to achieve feats other stunt planes just can’t! Snap rolls, spins, barrel rolls and the hover maneuver as well as reaching speeds of 250 mph set Sasquatch apart. With a thrust ratio of greater than 1 to 1, it can even accelerate going straight up.

Randy Ball

Randy Ball is one of America’s premiere Jet Demonstration pilots, with over 1,000 performance to date! His MiG-17F, restored over the course of four years, is one of the only vintage Vietnam-era fighter jets on the North American air-show circuit.

RedLine Aerobatic Team – Ken Reider and Jon Thocker

RedLine Aerobatic Team is a dynamic 2-ship formation aerobatic performance team.  The opposing, inverted and formation maneuvers are a crowd pleaser! The two pilots, Ken and Jon, have been flying in formation together for more than 10 years.  The display of skill, nerve, and showmanship for this team is something that is hard to find. The RedLine Team is sure to become one of your favorite’s after watching their tactful performance.

Stearman Flight Team

Stearman Flight is dedicated to enhancing safety and proficiency in Stearman formation flying.

They provide FAA authorized Formation Flight Training and F.A.S.T. certification for Stearman pilots, receiving “best in class” acknowledgement by the F.A.S.T. Board of Directors.

Beech 18 – Matt Younkin

Matt Younkin’s Beech 18 performance is likely the most unusual act on the airshow circuit today. The Beech 18 was never designed for aerobatic flight; however it does just that. With a roll on takeoff followed by a series of Cuban eights, point-rolls, and even a loop, the obese airplane executes maneuvers that its designers and audience members never conceived possible.

GEICO Skytypers

The World Famous GEICO Skytypers Airshow Team is a flight squadron of six vintage SNJ Warbird aircraft from WWII performing precision flight maneuvers at airshows across the US. The diverse flying expertise of the team members aligns perfectly with the unique components of their performance. You’ll be amazed as they leave their mark in the skies.

Doc Serrano

Dan Serrato is the owner and operator of this North American T-28C Trojan, built in 1954, was the FIRST to land on the carrier USS Tarawa in November 1955.

Paul Wood – A-4 Skyhawk

Paul founded The Warbird Heritage Foundation in December of 2003. His interest in aviation began as a young child and has continued on to this day. He holds Airline Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor Certificates with over 5,000 hours of flight time, including over 1,000 hours in military type jets.

Greg and Ashley Shelton – 450 Super Stearman

This amazing father and daughter team takes to the sky both day and night to provide the most exciting aerial demonstration with an experienced wing-walker on this beautiful, patriotic themed 450 Super Stearman.

Keith Sayers – Monster Energy FMX

Monster brings the energy with Keith Sayers Freestyle Motocross Team! These death-defying stunts show that the angels aren’t the only ones who can fly.

East Coast Pyrotechnics

Don’t miss the biggest fireworks display in Pensacola at the Friday Night Air Show!

Air Show performers are subject to change.


Air Show Ticket Information


General Admission and Parking – FREE!

General admission to the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is FREE. “Bring your own” seating is available on both ends of the flight line. For details on items that are approved to bring to the air show, such as blankets and lawn chairs, please click here. For preferred paid seating options, please see below.

Purchase Tickets Online

 

Flightline Club Chalet: 
The Flightline Club Chalet provides the best viewing area for the air show.  It includes:

  • Individual Reserved Seats
  • Boxed Lunch Meal (FRI/SAT Day Show Only) *NO FOOD IS PROVIDED FOR FRI NIGHT SHOW*
  • Unlimited Non-Alcoholic Beverages (All Shows)
  • Separate Porta-Potties
  • Cash Bar (Beer & Wine)


Notes:

  • Online Tickets Sales End COB On Wednesday, Nov 8
  • Open Umbrellas Are Not Permitted In The Seating Areas
  • Blue Angels Do Not Fly At The Night Air Show
  • Kids Under 3 Are Free (No Meal Included)

 

Box Seats:
Box seats are individual, reserved chairs located in front of the bleacher seating area. These seats are located on the west side of the air show center.  It provides show front viewing. Same price per seat for all ages 3+. Children under 3 are free.

NOTES:

  • Online Tickets Sales End COB On Wednesday, Nov 8
  • Open Umbrellas Are Not Permitted In The Seating Areas
  • Blue Angels Do Not Fly At The Night Air Show
  • Food And Beverage Are Not Provided

 

Bleacher Seats: 
Bleacher Seating provides a great view of the air show from elevated open seating. These seats are general admission, located west of Air Show center located behind the Box Seats. Same price per seat for ALL ages 3+. Children under 3 are free.

NOTES:

  • Online Tickets Sales End COB On Wednesday, Nov 8
  • Open Umbrellas Are Not Permitted In The Seating Areas
  • Blue Angels Do Not Fly At The Night Air Show
  • Food And Beverage Is Not Provided