Rochester International Airshow 2015

April 24, 2015 by  
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Kicking off with an evening concert and pyrobatics airshow on May 22, the Rochester International Airshow will take place on 23-24 May 2015. Sponsored by Five Star Bank, the program includes twelve performers and fifteen static displays. Performers include the US Navy’s Blue Angels, Michael Wikus, Rob Holland, Scott Yoak, the B-25 Panchito and more. For more information visit http://rocairshow.info/

Dates: 23-24 May 2015
Venue: Greater Rochester International Airport
City: Rochester
State: New York
Country: United States

Quad City Air Show 2015

April 18, 2015 by  
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This exciting two-day event includes aerobatic and on the ground action, along with static displays, entertainment, food stalls and more. The program includes the United States Navy Blue Angels Demonstration Team; United States Navy Fat Albert Airlines C-130 Demonstration; Ace Maker Air Show – Greg Colyer; Red Star & Dragon Shows; Misty Blues Parachute Team; Shockwave Triple Jet Semi Truck; and more. For more information visit www.quadcityairshow.com

Date: 9-10 May 2015
Venue: Davenport Municipal Airport
City: Davenport
State: Iowa

MCAS Beaufort Airshow 2015

March 5, 2015 by  
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With the aim of promoting Marine Corps and Navy recruiting efforts, as well as to say ‘thank you’ to communities near the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, the MCAS Beaufort Airshow is set to showcase Naval aviation at its best with a demonstration by the Blue Angels – the United States Naval Flight Demonstration Team. Other performers on the program include the GEICO Skytypers, Patty Wagstaff, Mike Goulian and more. For more information on this exciting, family-fun event visit www.beaufortairshow.com

Date: 11-12 April 2015
Venue: MCAS Beaufort
City: Beaufort
State: South Carolina
Country: United States

Melbourne Air and Space Show 2015

February 27, 2015 by  
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This exciting two-day event includes aerobatic action and static displays, along with loads of related entertainment. Performers for the 2015 event include the USN Blue Angels, Michael Goulian, Geico Skytypers, Fat Albert, Mike Wiskus, John Black, and more. For more information visit airandspaceshow.com

Dates: 21-22 March 2015
Venue: Melbourne International Airport
City: Melbourne
State: Florida
Country: United States

Wings Over Houston 2014

October 10, 2014 by  
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Highlights of the program for the Wings Over Houston 2014 air show include the US Navy Blue Angels, MV-22 Osprey, the US Navy ‘Fat Albert’ C-130, and a Vietnam Demo featuring F-4, F-100, A-4, Hueys, Cobra, Mig-17, Mig-21, Skyraider and more. The Air Force Heritage Flight, which is flown by military and civilian pilots, will demonstrate the characteristics of vintage prop-driven warbirds and modern jets. The reenactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor – Tora! Tora! Tora! – is another of the many highlights visitors can look forward to. For more information visit www.wingsoverhouston.com

Date: November 1 & 2, 2014
Venue: Ellington Field
City: Houston
State: Texas

Pensacola Celebrates a Century of Naval Aviation

October 7, 2014 by  
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To mark a century of training the Navy’s top pilots, and more than 50 years since the opening of the National Museum of Naval Aviation, the Pensacola Naval Air Station held a gala on September 20, 2014, attended by a host of dignitaries, some of whom were once trainees at the legendary institution. The event featured a slide presentation paying tribute to the first naval aviators, as well as a speech by Jeb Bush Jr., grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, during which he read a letter from his grandfather. Also present was former US Navy Blue Angels pilot, now Aviation Museum director, retired Navy Captain Bob Rasmussen, who expressed his hope that the museum will continue to expand, as it has since it opened in 1962.

Located just southwest of the Pensacola city limits the Naval Air Station Pensacola is often referred to as “The Cradle of Naval Aviation”. It is the home base of the Blue Angels, and the initial training base for Navy, Marine and Coast Guard pilots, as well as Naval Flight Officers. It is also home to the National Naval Aviation Museum, offering visitors the opportunity to discover the history of naval aviation through exhibits, multimedia displays, an IMAX theater and more.

The entrance hall of the museum features a static display of an F14 Tomcat, with bronze statues of support personnel preparing the iconic aircraft for takeoff. Upon entering the museum itself, visitors will see superbly restored vintage aircraft suspended overhead. There are more than 150 aircraft at the museum, ranging from early World War I through to modern day. Large-scale models of aircraft carriers, complete with aircraft on their flat decks, give visitors an idea of the immense size of these craft.

On most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, between March and November, the Blue Angels can be seen practicing in the skies above the museum. Practice starts at 11:30 am and continues for about an hour. There is a viewing area with bleachers and visitors may bring lawn chairs, although it should be noted that for security reasons, no backpacks, daypacks etc. are permitted in the area during practice.

Entrance to the museum and to watch the Blue Angels practice sessions is free of charge. For a fee, visitors can watch an aviation themed movie in the IMAX theater, or experience what it’s like to be a jet plane pilot in the Flight Simulator. Visit the National Naval Aviation Museum website for more information and to plan your visit.

National Cherry Festival Airshow 2014

June 28, 2014 by  
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The 88th National Cherry Festival Airshow will take place on 5-12 July 2014. Features of the event include the US Navy Blue Angels, an F-22 Tactical Demo, the US Coast Guard, Kevin Copeland’s aerobatics, the Bremont Horsemen, and Billy Werth. For more information on this exciting family-fun event visit www.cherryfestival.org/air-show

Dates: 5-12 July 2014
Venue: West Grand Traverse Bay
City: Traverse City
State: Michigan
Country: United States

Air Power Expo 2014

March 5, 2014 by  
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The fantastic Blue Angels will be one of the highlights of this family-fun event set to take place on 26 & 27 April 2014. Other performers on the jam-packed-with-excitement program are the Leap Frogs, Trojan Phlyers, Jan Collmer, Jason Newburg, Julie Clark, P-51, and Cap 232. For more information visit airpowerexpo.com

Dates: 26-27 April 2014
Venue: NAS Fort Worth JRB
State: Texas
Country: United States

LA County Air Show 2014

January 27, 2014 by  
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The inaugural Los Angeles County Air Show will take place on 21 & 22 March 2014. A highlight of the program is an aerial performance by the world-renowned US Navy Blue Angels. Other items on the program include Red Bull helicopter pilot Chuck ‘Malibu’ Aaron; aerobatic champion Kirby Chambliss; the Blue Angels support aircraft ‘Fat Albert’; the Red Bull Air Force Wingsuit Flyers and much, much more. For more information visit www.lacountyairshow.com

Dates: 21 & 22 March 2014
Venue: Fox Field
City: Lancaster
State: California
Country: United States

Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular 2012

September 26, 2012 by  
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With the show center located between 1st Ave N and 6th Ave N, the Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular is set to bring action to the skies in this exciting event. The world-famous United States Navy Blue Angels will be the highlight of the show, with other military and civilian flight teams demonstrating their skills. A street festival will include live entertainment, flight simulators, static displays of aircraft and military vehicles, and visitors will have the opportunity to get performer autographs.

Dates: 19-21 October 2012
Venue: Jacksonville Beach
State: Florida
Country: United States

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