Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Blue Angels Announce Full 2014 Air Show Season

Editor Note: Since Monitoring Times will cease publication in December, Teak Publishing will take over publication of Larry Van Horn's Annual Air Show frequency guide and it will be available soon as a Kindle publication at Amazon.com. Watch this blog for a release announcement.

Click here for a really neat video on the Blues return.

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will return to its full schedule for the 2014 air show season.

 "Community outreach is key to connecting Americans to the military," said Blue Angels Commanding Officer and Flight Leader, Cmdr. Thomas Frosch. "Our performances provide a unique opportunity to inspire millions to connect with and support our service members, and we are looking forward... to an exciting 2014 season."

The Blue Angels originally announced its show schedule for the 2014 season at the annual International Council of Airshows convention in Dec. 11, 2012. Following winter training, the team begins the season Mar. 15 at Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, Calif., and will conclude the season Nov. 8 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Fla.

The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 65 shows at 34 locations throughout the U.S. in 2014.

The Navy believes there is value in demonstrating the professionalism and capabilities of our Navy and Marine Corps Naval Aviation team, thus inspiring future generations of Sailors and Marines.

Here is the official 2014 Blue Angel schedule from their public affairs office.

March 15 NAF El Centro CA
March 22-23 March ARB CA
March 29-30 NAS Kingsville TX

April 05-06 Lakeland FL
April 12-13 Fort Smith AR
April 26-27 NAS Fort Worth JRB TX

May 03-04 St. Louis MO
May 10-11 Vero Beach FL
May 17-18 MCAS Cherry Point NC
May 21 US Naval Academy Annapolis MD
May 23 US Naval Academy Annapolis MD
May 24-25 Jones Beach, NY
May 31-June 01 La Crosse WI

June 07-08 Pittsburgh PA
June 14-15 Smyrna TN
June 21-22 Milwaukee WI
June 28-29 Dayton OH

July 05-06 Traverse City MI
July 12 Pensacola Beach FL
July 19-20 Offutt AFB, NE
July 26-27 St. George UT

August 02-03 Seattle WA
August 16-17 Chicago IL
August 23-24 Duluth MN
August 30-31 Selfrdige ANGB MI

September 06-07 Cleveland OH
September 13-14 Baltimore MD
September 20-21 NAS Oceana VA
September 27-28 MCB Hawaii, HI

October 04-05 MCAS Miramar CA
October 11-12 San Francisco CA
October 18-19 Millington TN
October 25-26 Jacksonville Beach FL

November 01-02 Houston TX
November 07-08 NAS Pensacola FL