Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Blue Angels Release 2007 Show Schedule

NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced their schedule for the 2007 show season.

Following winter training, the team will begin its 61st season at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., March 10, 2007. It will conclude Nov. 10 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.

The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 66 demonstrations at 35 air show sites throughout the United States, as they celebrate 20 years of flying the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet.

Demonstration sites are selected in support of the objectives of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense. Public performances greatly assist Navy and Marine Corps recruiting and retention goals, enhance esprit de corps among uniformed men and women, and demonstrate the professional skills and capabilities of the armed forces to bolster pride in the American public.

“The Blue Angels are fired up and ready for a safe and exhilarating show season,” said Cmdr. Kevin Mannix, Blue Angels flight leader and commanding officer. “While we wanted to perform at every air show site, we have a limited number of available performance dates each season. Every venue that requested to host the Blue Angels received the Navy’s utmost consideration.”

The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform at the following locations in 2007.

10 NAF El Centro CA
17-18 Davis Monthan AFB AZ
24 Tyndall AFB FL
31 MacDill AFB FL

01 MacDill AFB, FL
14-15 NAS Corpus Christi TX
21-22 MCAS Beaufort SC
28-29 Vidalia GA

05-06 Offutt AFB NE
12 Seymour Johnson AFB NC
19-20 La Crosse WI
23 U.S. Naval Academy MD
26-27 Millville NJ

02-03 Rockford IL
09-10 Tinker AFB OK
16-17 Fargo ND
23-24 North Kingstown RI
30 Battle Creek MI

01 Battle Creek MI
07-08 Ypsilanti MI
14-15 McConnell AFB KS
21 Pensacola Beach FL
28-29 Bozeman MT

04-05 Seattle WA
11-12 Hillsboro OR
25-26 Indianapolis IN

01-03 St. Louis MO
08-09 NAS Oceana VA
15-16 NAS Brunswick ME
22-23 Millington TN
29-30 Salinas CA

06-07 San Francisco CA
13-14 MCAS Kaneohe Bay HI
20-21 Fort Worth TX
27-28 Muskogee OK

03-04 Jacksonville Beach FL
09-10 NAS Pensacola FL

Although these dates have been approved, they are subject to change. For the most updated schedule information, log on to the team’s official Web site at