The Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will close the 2015 season at their annual Homecoming Air Show aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7.
Prior to the world-famous Blue Angels F/A 18 Hornet performances, the Blues’ C-130 Hercules transport known as “Fat Albert” will thrill the crowd with its short-field take-off and low-level passes.
Tentatively scheduled for both days will be extraordinary aerobatics by performers such as Screamin’ Sasquatch-Jet Waco, a 1920s “Barnstormers” Taperwing body with a jet engine flown by John Klatt; the GEICO Skytypers, flying six vintage World War II aircraft in precision maneuvers; the Goodyear Extra 300SC which performs amazing aerobatics with unmatched tumbles and rolls, flown by Michael Goulian; the Vertigo Air Shows Jet Glider, the world’s only jet-launched sail plane, flown by Bob Carlton; and the yearly favorite Otto the Helicopter, performing stunts highly unusual for a helicopter, plus many more acts.
Along with incredible flying demonstrations, more than 50 military and civilian aircraft will be on display. These static displays will include a variety of aircraft ranging from the present-day, state-of-the-art fighters to aircraft from the 1930s. Tentatively scheduled for viewing are an E-2 Hawkeye, airborne early warning platform; C-5 Galaxy, one of the largest heavy-lift military transport aircraft in the world; German Tornado; Fouke Wulf 149D; as well as T-28, Stearman, L-1, L-2 and L-3 warbirds. In addition to the scheduled Friday and Saturday shows, there will be a special night show from 4:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6 only. Aircraft will light up the sky with full afterburner and pyrotechnics, and will end with one of the largest fireworks shows in the Pensacola area. Admission and parking for all shows is free. Areas will be reserved for the physically challenged. Food and memorabilia will be available at numerous concession stands. Pets and coolers are not permitted.
Security personnel and signs will direct spectators to parking areas near the show site.
For additional information on the show and reserved seating, go to www.NASPensacolaAirShow.com