The world-famous Blue Angels are based at NAS Pensacola, and can be seen practicing over the Museum at NAS Pensacola most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from March to November. Practices typically begin at 11:30 a.m.(Central Time), and last about 55 minutes. Admission to practice is FREE and open to the public.*
The outside viewing area for the Blue Angels practice is located on the Museum 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 for seating 1,000 people. Chair service is provided at each practice session, a limited quantity of chairs are available for a fee of $3 per chair good for that day’s practice session. Concessions (bottled water, sport drinks, light food and treats) and merchandise are also available. Chair service, concessions and merchandise are provided by the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and proceeds support the Museum and Foundation programs.
We recommend visitors use sun protection. Hearing protection is recommended for those people with sensitive hearing.
100% ID check for all visitors 16 years old and over to access the museum flight line to view Blue Angel practice.
Please note that backpacks, daypacks, luggage, or similar items are NOT allowed on the flight line during Blue Angel practice air shows. Small purses, bags containing medications, and diaper bags are allowed, but are subject to search by Naval Air Station Pensacola Security personnel.
The Blue Angels often defy physics with spectacular aerial feats but, when they are on the ground, they make time to meet and greet with fans of all ages. Following most Wednesday practices, members of the Blue Angels meet fans and sign autographs inside the National Naval Aviation Museum.
* Note: Cancellations due to weather or maintenance are made at the team’s discretion and may not be made until the morning of the practice.
- March 20, 21*
- April 3, 4*, 10, 11*, 17, 18*, 24, 25*
- May 1, 2*, 8, 9*, 15, 16*, 29
- July 10, 11*, 17, 18*
- Aug. 15*, 21, 22*, 28, 29*
- Sept. 4, 5*, 11, 12*, 18, 19
- Oct. 17*, 23, 24*