NAS PENSACOLA, Fla. – U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced it will begin training flights in preparation to resume the team’s Pensacola practice and air show season schedules, June 16. The team will fly its first training flight in a “Big V” formation, with five aircraft, over downtown Pensacola and Pensacola Beach, Florida, June 16. The training flight will be visible to the general public and take place at approximately 9:30 a.m. CDT. The formation will fly over Perdido Key towards Pensacola Beach, then over Palafox St. in downtown Pensacola, from South to North, then North to South before returning to Forrest Sherman Field on Naval Air Station Pensacola. The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach. Visit www.blueangels.navy.mil/media/show/2016PracticeSchedule.pdf for practice dates in Pensacola, or for the Blue Angels air show schedule, visit www.blueangels.navy.mil/show.
— Blue Angels Public Affairs