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The Blue Angel Homecoming Air Show
Seeing the Blue Angels flying in tandem is special.  Making something hard look easy is the mark of a true professional. 7.67 Florida ratingStar
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The Blue Angel Homecoming Air Show is held annually in November at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. The show features military and stunt planes and includes both aerial performances and parked planes. The highlight of show is a performance by the Blue Angels.

The Blue Angels were formed by the Navy in 1946 as a demonstration team and for recruitment purposes. They are highly trained and experienced career military pilots. Competition to become a Blue Angel is keen and it’s considered a great honor to be selected. The Homecoming Air Show began in 1953 and it is just one of a number of shows in which the Blues perform. They return to their Pensacola base each November to participate in the Homecoming Show. In addition to the Blues, the Homecoming Show includes other military aircraft, stunt planes and parachutists. Static planes include working military aircraft that are open for visits. The show has food and merchandise vendors as well as some play activities for kids.

The Homecoming Show is very entertaining and highly recommended. Watching experienced pilots perform acrobatic stunts up close is exciting and memorable. Having the opportunity to talk to military pilots about their equipment and service is an extra bonus. It was difficult to decide whether to visit the static aircraft or watch the stunt pilots, so if you want to do both, you may want to spend a couple of days here. Also, two days would provide some time to visit the neighboring Naval Air Museum, which also is highly recommended. The Homecoming Air Show provides an opportunity to learn as well as to be thrilled. It’s worth paying a modest extra fee to get a premium seat, and earplugs are a good idea as the show can get very loud.
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