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NAS Jacksonville Air Show thrills thousands

Blue Angels headline show that leaves crowds in awe

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An estimated 300,000 spectators are expected to watch the annual Naval Air Station Jacksonville Air Show this weekend, and most are there to see the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team, perform amazing maneuvers high in the skies.

The show runs Saturday and Sunday. Many attending on Saturday also attended the Georgia Florida college football game.

"I think it’s phenomenal that I get to do all this stuff in one day," Georgia fan Brian Lindsey said. 

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"Today was about having the kids experience this. I was a part of the Air Force. The kids never experienced it, but I will let them have their fun this morning, and then they will let Dad watch the game tonight," Christopher Graves said.

The Blue Angels also did a flyover before the Georgia-Florida game.

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Many of those who missed the air show Saturday, crowded in to see it on Sunday. The Blue Angels once again left thousands in awe as they flew in formation high above Jacksonville.

Some people watched from a roped-off section of the parking lot of a nearby Target store.

"It’s just the excitement of seeing the jets, hearing the roar of their engines and watching them fly so close in formation," Derry DeBriere said. 

Many didn't seem to mind hearing the roar of the jet engines from the air show.

"It wasn’t nearly as loud as I thought it was, so that was pretty awesome," said Ambria Turner.

The air show ended early Saturday due to cloudy weather, but it was all blue skies and sunshine on Sunday which  made for perfect flying weather and a show many won't soon forget.


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