JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Blue Angels are soaring back to Jacksonville for a two-day event!
The highly anticipated air show will be held Saturday and Sunday at Naval Air Station Jacksonville — the birthplace of the Blue Angels.
The event is free to attend — no tickets are needed. Free parking will also be offered.
Gates open at 9 a.m. and the show starts at 11 a.m.
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This weekend marks the Angels’ first air show at NAS Jacksonville since the pandemic. You may remember last year’s show was canceled by rising COVID cases.
“While you are at the show, enjoy military and civilian aircraft displays, shop at novelty, food and beverage booths, or head to the Kids Zone for games and activities for all ages,” the NAS Jax Air Show website said. “While there will be 2 ATMs onsite, it is highly recommended that you bring cash with you.”
Featured in the air show this weekend are the FA-18 Super Hornet and the C 130-J Super Hercules, affectionately known as Fat Albert.
Lt. Katlin Forster, Blue Angel No. 8, spoke with News4JAX about the excitement and joy of the show.
“Getting to go all across the country and meet so many great people and show our aircraft off, just show the resiliency of the entire country and still get to see all those smiling faces this past year has just been a highlight and shows us how great the community really is,” Forster said.
Those with authorized base access will be allowed to enter the Birmingham Gate for normal daily business however, they will not be allowed access to the flight line area, according to a release.
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