Reviewed by: Patience Itson
Looking for a thrill? Then you don’t wanna miss the chance to see the US Navy Blue Angels soar to new heights along the Alabama Gulf Coast. Mark your calendars for their upcoming homecoming season finale show and more.
Magic in the air
Did you know that the Blue Angels got its start back in 1946? The Chief of Naval Operations at the time, Admiral Chester Nimitz, created the Blue Angels to bring naval aviation to audiences across the country.
Since then, the Blue Angels have been putting on thrilling shows with impressive aerobatic maneuvers and formations. Not only are these hair-raising shows fun to watch, but they also help create a greater appreciation for those in uniform.
To see another show, you’re in luck because you’ve got the chance to see them on the Gulf Coast.
Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show
Watch the 2022 Blue Angels season come to a close at the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show at NAS Pensacola. This fan favorite event is fun for locals and visitors alike, and it’s the Blue Angels’ last big event of the year—don’t miss out!
- When: Friday, November 11-Saturday November 12 | Starting at 10AM
- Free general admission, paid seating optional
Watch them practice
While the official season for the Blue Angels is coming to a close, you can watch them practice through mid-November. Although they travel across the country during the year, the Blue Angels return home to NAS Pensacola most weeks.
You know what they say, practice makes perfect, and to stay proficient in their impressive airshow routines, the Blue Angels fly practice performances on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, March through November. Check out the full practice schedule, including free autograph sessions.
You can watch them practice from the viewing area, located on the Museum Flight Line north of the National Naval Aviation Museum. Due to COVID restrictions, NAS Pensacola, the Museum and Blue Angels practices are currently only accessible to people with valid Department of Defense (DoD) identification cards.
Don’t have a DoD card or know someone who does? No worries. Oftentimes, you can see the Blue Angels flying over Gulf Shores beaches during their practice days and on weekends.
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