Catch the Blue Angels Practice in PensacolaIf you missed the Blue’s Homecoming Show at Pensacola Beach, you can still catch a practice on select days in August at NAS Pensacola. Practices typically begin at 11:30 a.m. and last about 75 minutes. The practices can be viewed from the Museum Flight Line north of the Museum. The team, time permitting, conducts autograph sessions in the museum atrium immediately following most of the Wednesday practices. Admission is free to enter but you must have a photo ID to enter the base.
The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, popularly known as the Blue Angels, was formed in 1946 and they are currently the oldest formal flying aerobatic team. The squadron's six demonstration pilots currently fly the F/A-18 Hornet in more than 70 shows at 34 locations throughout the United States each year, where they still employ many of the same practices and techniques used in their aerial displays in 1946. Since their inception, the Blues have flown a variety of different aircraft types for more than 427 million spectators worldwide. It is such a treat to see them practice at their home base. For more information, http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels/