Event Spotlight: NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

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The AttendStar team is hard at work as the ticketing provider for the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show that will be held on November 2-3, 2018 at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. This is the last show of the season for the Blue Angels, so we expect a lot of ticket sales!

If you’ve never been to an air show before, then you really need to go to one – especially one featuring the Blue Angels. There really is nothing like watching their high-precision and high-speed performances. Even if you have been to an air show before, no two shows are ever the same, and there are activities for people of all ages.

Let’s take a closer look at what’s in store for everyone who attends the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show.

In the Air

Air Show TicketingOf course, the Blue Angels are the headline act for the November air show. This team of top U.S. Navy and Marine Corps pilots flies six F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, and you don’t want to miss their aerobatics.

You’ll also see an F-22 Raptor demonstration by the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team from Langley Air Force Base. This is the world’s only operational fifth-generation fighter aircraft, and you’ll see it perform precision and aerial maneuvers that only it can do.

If you’re a history buff, you’ll love the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight performances which feature current fighter and attack aircraft flying with aircraft from the World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War eras.

Military aircraft aren’t the only planes you’ll see flying at the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show in November. There will be a variety of aerobatics performed by popular air show pilots, including Adam “Shakenbak” Baker, the Redline Aerobatic Team, the Stearman Flight Team, Doc Serrato with his T-28C Trojan, and Skip Stewart flying his Prometheus biplane.

On the Ground

shockwaveThe performances aren’t limited to the sky at the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show! There are plenty of opportunities to see trucks, cars, and motocross in action, too.

This year, Chris Darnell is bringing his Shockwave Jet Truck, so you’ll see the world’s fastest jet-powered truck. It has gone as fast as 375 mph at a 2005 air show. That’s a world record that still stands today!

In addition, the Keith Sayers Motocross Team will perform death-defying stunts for the audience, and you can watch a race between a Lamborghini and Ferrari from Precision Exotics Race Car.

Aside from performances, you can view dozens of civilian, active duty military, and museum aircraft up close in the aircraft display area, or you can spend time with your kids in the Kids Zone, which will be filled with an inflatable obstacle course, bounce houses, and more activities for kids of all ages.

When you need a break from the performances and activities, there will be plenty of time to spend at the merchandise stands and checking out the food vendors.

Air Show Tips

Air shows are a lot of fun, but it’s best to buy your tickets early and arrive early, so you don’t miss anything. Also, bring hearing protection with you. It can get very loud, especially for young children. If you forget your ear plugs, don’t worry because you can buy them at the show if necessary.

Another important consideration is paying for merchandise and food at the air show. Not all vendors accept credit cards, so bring some cash with you. If you need more cash during the air show, there will be an ATM on site.

If you don’t purchase tickets to the event, you can still attend, but you’ll be watching the show from the lawn seating area. Consider bringing lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. And of course, wear weather appropriate clothing and sunscreen. You can get a sunburn from the Florida sun even in November!

In addition to planning items you should bring with you to the air show, take some time to think about items you’re not allowed to bring. These include coolers, outside food and drinks, bags (except small purses and diaper bags), pop-up tents, weapons, photography and camera equipment that cannot be hand carried, bikes, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, and personal golf carts. Wheelchairs and strollers (or wagons) are allowed, but strollers (or wagons) must be folded and stowed under the bleachers if you purchase bleacher seats.

If you follow these tips and review all of the frequently asked questions on the air show ticket sales page, you’ll be prepared for a fun day!

Ready to Buy Tickets to the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show?

The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is expected to attract more than 300,000 spectators. Be sure to secure your ticket so you can see and do everything! You can choose between reserved or unreserved seats as well as covered or uncovered seats. Learn more and get your tickets here.