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On any routine flight, flying a fighter jet at less than 200 feet over a downtown city center would be cause for losing your beloved aviator wings.

In Pensacola, however, it’s cause for celebration.

The Navy’s flight demonstration team and its formation of six F/A-18 fighter jets, on their way home from southern California last week, aren’t wasting any opportunity in showing their elation to be back home in the Cradle of Naval Aviation.

The popular Blues in the City series that kicked off its inaugural season in 2016 is back. The City of Pensacola and the Blue Angels Association are sponsoring the events and bringing the popular series back to residents and visitors.

On Wednesday, April 12th at 6:00 pm the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the City of Pensacola, and the Blue Angels Association will host their first event of 2017 at Plaza de Luna. The town hall-style meet up is free and open to the public.

Blue Angels pilots #2 LT Damon Kroes, Right Wing, and #3 LT Nate Scott, Left Wing, will host the evening which will be focused on the importance of being a Wingman, which is military jargon for a pilot’s backup pilot and partner in combat.

The National Naval Aviation Museum will also be in attendance with historical Blue Angels items. There will be time for autographs, photos, and Blue Angel takeaway materials. Mobile food vendors will also be on site.

Visit the Facebook event page for up to date information and details.

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