Wednesday, January 06, 2010

US Navy Blue Angels Official 2010-2011 Schedule Update 2

Below is the first airshow schedule posted here on MMP for the 2010 season.

The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, The Blue Angels, announces its show schedules for the 2010 and 2011 season at the annual International Council of Airshows convention. Following winter training, the team begins the season March 13 at Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, CA and will conclude the season Nov. 13 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, FL. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 67 shows at 35 locations throughout the United States in 2010.

Demonstration sites are selected in support of the Department of Defense objectives and in the interest of the armed services with safety as the primary consideration. Performances greatly assist in the recruiting and retention goals for the military services, enhance esprit de corps among uniformed men and women and demonstrate the professional skills and capabilities of the Naval services to the American public and U.S. Allies.

In a break from tradition, the Blue Angels have adopted a two-year scheduling program to allow show sites more time for planning, advertising and fund-raising. You can read more on this part of the story on this blog at click here. This schedule is subject to change without notice and is weather permitting, for everyone's safety.

Stay tuned to the MMP blog and check the Milcom Blog Guide to Airshows section on the right hand side of this blog for links to other schedules and field reports from readers during the airshow season.

2010 Show Schedule

March 2010
March 13 NAF El Centro Airshow - NAF El Centro, CA
March 20-21 MacDill Airfest - MacDill AFB, FL
March 27-28 Wings Over South Texas Air Show - NAS Kingsville, TX

April 2010
April 10-11 NAS Key West, FL
April 17 Charleston Air Expo 2010 - Charleston AFB, SC
April 24-25 Vidalia Onion Festival Air Show - Vidalia Regional Airport, GA

May 2010
May 01-02 Sound of Speed Airshow - Rosecrans Memorial Airport, St. Joseph, MO
May 08-09 Tusacaloosa Air Show - Tuscaloosa Regional Airport, AL
May 15-16 Andrews AFB Joint Service Open House - Andrews AFB, MD
May 22-23 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show - MCAS Cherry Point, NC
May 26 USNA, Annapolis, MD
May 28 USNA, Annapolis, MD (fly-over)
May 29-30 Bethpage Federal Credit Union New York Air Show at Jones Beach - Wantagh, NY (Jones Beach)

June 2010
June 05-06 Chippewa Valley Air Show - Chippew Valley Regional Airport, Eau Claire, WI
June 12-13 Milwaukee Air and Water Show - Lakefront Milwaukee, WI
June 19-20 Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival - Cape Girardeau, MO
June 26-27 Great Minnesota Air Show - St. Cloud, MN

July 2010
July 03-04 National Cherry Festival Air Show - West Arm of Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City, MI
July 10 Pensacola Beach Air Show - Pensacola Beach, FL
July 17-18 Dayton Air Show - Dayton International Airport, OH
July 24-25 Idaho Falls Air Show - Idaho Falls, ID
July 31 Arctic Thunder Air Show 2010 - Elmendorf AFB, AK

August 2010
August 01 Arctic Thunder Air Show 2010 - Elmendorf AFB, AK
August 07-08 Seafair 2010 Air Show - Seattle, WA
August 14-15 Chicago Air and Water Show - Chicago, IL
August 28-29 Pease Air Show - Wings of Hope 2010 - Portsmouth, NH

September 2010
September 04-06 Cleveland National Air Show - Cleveland, OH
September 11-12 Scott AFB Air Show - Scott AFB, IL
September 18-19 NAS Oceana Air Show - NAS Oceana, VA
September 25-26 Blues on the Bay - MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI

October 2010
October 01-03 MCAS Miramar Air Show - MCAS Miramar, CA
October 09-10 San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show - San Francisco, CA
October 16-17 Wings Over Marietta - Dobbins AFB, GA
October 23-24 NAS Jacksonville Air Show - NAS Jacksonville, FL
October 30-31 Fort Worth Alliance Air Show - Ft. Worth Alliance, TX

November 2010
November 06-07 Wings Over Homestead - Homestead AFB, FL
November 12-13 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show - NAS Pensacola Open House - NAS Pensacola (Sherman Field), FL

2011 Show Schedule

March 2011
March 12 NAF El Centro, CA
March 19-20 Keesler AFB, MS
March 26-27 NAS Meridian, MS

April 2011
April 02-03 Sun-N-Fun, Lakeland, FL
April 09-10 NAS Corpus Christi, TX
April 16-17 Fort Worth JRB, TX
April 30 MCAS Beaufort, SC

May 2011
May 01 MCAS Beaufort, SC
May 03-04 NAS Pensacola, FL
May 07-08 NAS New Orleans, LA
May 08 Flight Academy Fly-over, Pensacola, FL
May 14-15 La Crosse, WI
May 21-22 Andrews AFB, MD (reunion show)
May 25 & 27 USNA show and graduation fly-over
May 28-29 Millville, NJ

June 2011
June 04-05 Rockford, IL
June 11-12 Evansville, IN
June 18-19 Davenport, IA
June 25-26 North Kingston, RI

July 2011
July 02-03 Muskegon, MI
July 09 Pensacola Beach, FL
July 16-17 Rochester, NY
July 23-24 Ypsilanti, MI
July 30-31 Kalispell, MT

August 2011
August 06-07 Seattle, WA
August 13-14 Fargo, ND
August 27-28 Brunswick, ME

September 2011
September 03-05 NAS Patuxent River, MD
September 10-11 Lincoln, NE
September 17-18 Millington, TN
September 24-25 NAS Oceana, VA

October 2011
October 01-02 MCAS Miramar, CA
October 08-09 San Francisco, CA
October 15-16 NAS Lemoore, CA
October 22-23 El Paso, TX
October 29-30 San Antonio, TX

November 2011
November 05-06 NAS Jacksonville, FL
November 12 NAS Pensacola, FL

Don't forget to checkout our eleventh annual MT Air Show Guide that will appear in the March 2010 issue of Monitoring Times magazine. It will be loaded with the latest frequencies (for U.S. and foreign teams), combined schedules, and radio equipment recommendations to make your air show experience an enjoyable and pleasurable one.

We are also running special issues throughout the season with aero and LMR frequency profiles at each military base the team will perform at. The first of those base profiles will be in the February issue of MT in our monthly Milcom columm.

The electronic web version of our March Air Show Guide won't be posted to the Monitoring Times website until late April to early May. This is done as a courtesy to our subscribers and readers who pay the freight. So get your copy of the March issue before it sells out when it is released in the last week of February. Better yet, get a year's subscription (available in print and electronic versions) and don't miss a single issue of Monitoring Times magazine.