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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Angels in Flight

We have been to Pensacola many times and have always wanted to see the Blue Angels practice show. The Pensacola Naval Base is their home base and they are here a lot but we always seem to miss them. You can look up their show & practice schedule here.

The show is at 8:30 so we got up early and headed out because we wanted to get there early enough to get a good seat in the bleachers. You can also bring your lawn chairs if you want to. There are volunteers there that narrate the show and answer any questions you might have.

The show is about an hour long so be prepared ~ bring hats and a drink! We haven't seen the Blue Angels performed in about 10 years. The last time we saw them we were having lunch in the Seattle Space Needle and ended up having a birds eye view of the show! I will never forget that!

The Museum of Naval Aviation at NAS Pensacola has a viewing area for visitors to watch the team practice. The team visits the museum to answer questions and sign autographs after Wednesday practices.

We really enjoyed our time at the show and if you're ever in the area go see them and don't forget to visit the Museum of Naval Aviation too!

Have Fun, Travel Safe & Stay Healthy!!!


Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Ah from an old Navy flyboy, the Blue Angels are always a thrill, only saw them once. We will have to watch a practice if we get near Pensacola,also see if Traders Jon's bar is till there. It was the unofficial Navy hangout when i was there .Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

Travels with Emma said...

Your experience at the space needle reminded me of the time I stopped at a rest area in La Crosse, WI. The Blue Angels happened to be performing there as well. Haven't seen them since. :)

Jim and Sandie said...

We had just missed them when we came through Pensacola and I was so sad. Would love to see them again.

Leno said...

Lucky!! We always seem to miss them. When working at Topsail we seem to be working the days they perform. We have seem them practice when staying at Ft Pickens though..Love the museum!
I am really missing Florida, reading your blogs. Can't wait to get back in Nov...

Happytrails said...

Your slide show was great!!
The last time we were in Pensacola (Naval Museum) they weren't there....I was so disappointed. It has been years...really years since I've seen them. I grew up in Daytona and my aunt and uncle lived in Pensacola so we were able to see them from time to time. They are awesome!!
Maybe we'll be able to plan a visit when they are there!!

Shelia said...

Hi Donna! Oh, this was fun, I'm sure. We've seen the Blue Angels too and just thrills Mr. Precious to death!
Thanks for popping in to see me and no, I've never made the little scrubbies but I have a pattern.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Phyllis said...

We saw them once when they were performing at the Millville Airport in southern New Jersey several years ago. Sounds like you sure did enjoy the show.

Unknown said...

Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti.

Sue and Doug said...

great shots and videos of the Blue Angels!!!

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm always in awe of these highly skilled pilots. When they were here this past Spring [seems like many seasons ago tho because of this danged long hot summer] they couldn't get up and perform for us because of the high winds. So I enjoyed your photo shares.

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