Welcome to the 2022 NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show!
Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, 2022
For more information about the Air Show please call 850-462-7790.
NAS Pensacola is pleased to annouce the NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on November 11-12, 2022, with the theme of "100 Years of Carrier Aviation". This event provides the opportunity for NAS Pensacola to showcase what we work with daily on the installation and to enjoy a world class air show, all while visiting the "Cradle of Naval Aviation" and the home of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels!
The NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show is one of Pensacola's largest events, attracting between 150,000-180,000 spectators during this two day event. There is an incredible lineup of aerobatic performers, along with our very own Blue Angels.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Gates open at 8:00AM and the show begins at 9:30AM. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own seating OR paid seating is available for purchase on our Ticketing tab.
Tickets for the 2022 NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show will be on sale soon. Please stay tuned to our website and social media page for the most up to date information or please call 850-462-7790.
Theme: 100 Years of Carrier Aviation
On March 20, 1922, the USS Jupiter was recommissioned as the Navy's first aircraft carrier, known as the USS Langley (CV 1). What started as an experiment, was proven to be an "invaluable weapons system that changed how the [Navy] fought at sea." The USS Langley has served in many historic events, such as "the first piloted plane launch from an aircraft carrier, the first landing in an Aeromarine (seaplane fighter craft) and the first aviator to be catapulted from a carrier's deck."
In the 100 years since, aircraft carriers have been the Navy's top "power protection platform", aircraft carriers, air wings and their assigned strike groups have been the foundation of U.S. maritme strategy.
Today's aircraft carriers have two classes of nuclear powered ships; Nimitz and Ford-class. These classes of carrier lead modern day fleet forces not only in wartime, but also for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Congress has mandated the Navy to operate eleven carriers to "maintain secuirty, economic freedom and enduring commitments around the world."
No other ship in the present or future thoughts has the "responsiveness, enduarnce, milti-dimensional might, inherent battlespace awareness or command and control" like an aircraft carrier does.
Current classes of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers have the ability to adapt to support the "Air Wing of the Future" and remain the top dog in warfighting across their 50-year service life. The Air Wing of the Future will be made up of "seven advanced platforms that demonstrate the unprecedeneted stealth, electronic warfare and vertical life capabilities to deployed forces."
History of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels
This infographic shares the history of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels.
(U.S Navy graphic by Lisa Manresa/Released and courtesy of the Naval History & Heritage Command)
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