How often do the Blue Angels fly over Pensacola Beach?

The Pensacola Bay Area is the official home of the Blue Angels, officially known as the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron. Pensacola Beach hosts a Blue Angels show every July while the Blue Angels host their last show of the season over Naval Air Station Pensacola every November.

Are the Blue Angels based in Pensacola?

The world-famous Blue Angels are based at NAS Pensacola, and can be seen practicing over the Museum at NAS Pensacola select days throughout the year. Practice times vary so check the schedule below prior to planning your visit.

Can you see the Blue Angels practice from Pensacola Beach?

Good places to watch the Blues practice off base? Located across Pensacola Bay from Naval Air Station Pensacola on the tip of Santa Rosa Island, many spots around the historic fort offer great views of the Blue Angels practices. The fort can be reached by car from Pensacola Beach.

When can you see the Blue Angels in Pensacola?

The Blue Angels are at the NAS Pensacola base from mid-March until early January each year. In January they train together at the El Centro Naval Air Facility in California until early March.

How close do the Blue Angels fly together?

18 inches
The team flies as fast as 700 mph and as slow as 120 mph, and as close to each other as 18 inches during the Diamond 360 maneuver of the air show. These F/A-18 A Hornets cost a staggering $21 million each—without extras! The Blue Angels always impress with their precision formations. It gets better.

Can civilians get on NAS Pensacola?

Currently, only DoD ID card holders and certain Veterans Health Identification card holders may access NAS Pensacola to visit the Lighthouse. For civilians seeking access, visit our Events Page, or our trusted parter Go Retro at for information on their Naval Heritage tour.

What day of the week do the Blue Angels practice?

Practice days for the US Navy Blue Angels are held at NAS Pensacola on the following Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The practice times are usually around 11:30 am and lasts about 45-55 minutes. After some of the Wednesday practices, members of the Blue Angels meet fans for a meet and greet and autographs.

How much money does a Navy helicopter pilot make?

Salary Ranges for Navy Helicopter Pilots The salaries of Navy Helicopter Pilots in the US range from $14,257 to $383,304 , with a median salary of $69,253 . The middle 57% of Navy Helicopter Pilots makes between $69,255 and $173,900, with the top 86% making $383,304.

What kind of planes do the Thunderbirds fly?

The Air Force Thunderbirds are stationed in Colorado Springs, and sports the classic red white and blue single-engine F-16 Fighting Falcon. Both planes are capable of performing extremely sharp turns, loops, rolls, and can sustain long periods of inverted flight.

Where are Blue Angels based?

The Blue Angels are based at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. The Blue Angels spend January through March training at Naval Air Facility El Centro , California for their winter training preparing for the show season.

Where are the Blue Angels stationed?

The Blue Angels is the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, with aviators from the Navy and Marines. The Blue Angels are stationed at NAS Pensacola & NAF El Centro.

What is the home base of the Blue Angels?

Blue Angels Elementary is located in Pensacola , Florida in a beautiful wetland area. It is closely located to the back gate of Naval Air Station Pensacola, the home base for the USN Blue Angels.

Where do the Blue Angels fly?

The Blue Angels are a Navy flight demonstration squadron based in Pensacola, Florida during the show season and El Centro, California during the winter for pilot training.