Sunday, January 02, 2011

US Navy Blue Angels 2011 Show Schedule Update 1

The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, The Blue Angels, has announced their show schedule for the 2011 season at the annual International Council of Airshows convention. Following winter training, the team begins the season March 12 at Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, CA and will conclude the season Nov. 12 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, FL.

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 in 2010 adopted a two-year scheduling program to allow show sites more time for planning, advertising and fund-raising. The schedule posted on the blog is subject to change without notice and is weather permitting, for everyones 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.

Don't forget to checkout our 12th annual Air Show Guide that will appear in the March 2011 issue of Monitoring Times magazine. It will be loaded with the latest frequencies (for US and foreign teams), combined schedules, and radio equipment recommendations to make your air show experience an enjoyable and pleasurable one.

The web version of our March guide won't be posted to the MT website until mid to late April. 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 subscription and don't miss a single exciting issue of Monitoring Times magazine.

MT Air Show Reference Resources
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Ed Blog Note: If you attend any of these events with your scanner in hand, I could use your field reports on the frequencies that the team is using. See my latest MT Airshow Guide (link in air show reference sidebar) for what we have reported in the past. If you have anything to share, please contact me at the email address in the masthead of this blog. Your field reports are important to us to keep the annual MT Air Show Guide current.

2011 Show Schedule

March 2011
March 12 NAF El Centro, California - NAF El Centro Airshow
March 19-20 Keesler AFB, Mississippi - Keesler Angels over the Bay Air Show
March 28-29 NAS Meridian, Mississippi - Golden Wings Over Meridian Air Show

April 2011
April 2-3 Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, Florida - Sun-N-Fun Fly-IN
April 9-10 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas - NAS Corpus Christi Air Show
April 16-17 Fort Worth JRB, Texas - Fort Worth Air Show
April 30 MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina - MCAS Beaufort Air Show 2011

May 2011
May 1 MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina - MCAS Beaufort Air Show 2011
May 3-4 NAS Pensacola, Florida - Centennial of Naval Aviation Week
MAY 7-8 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana - N'Awlins Air Show
May 8 Pensacola, Florida - National Flight Academy Fly-over
May 14-15 La Crosse Municipal Airport, La Crosse, Wisconsin - Deke Slayton Airfest
May 21-22 Andrews AFB, Maryland - The Blue Angel/Thunderbird Reunion Air Show, Joint Service Open House Andrews 2011 Air Show
May 25 USNA Annapolis, Maryland (show and graduation fly-by)
May 27 USNA Annapolis, Maryland (show and graduation fly-by)
May 28-29 Milville Airport, Milville, New Jersey - Milville AAF Show

June 2011
June 4-5 Greater Rockfort Airport, Rockford, Iliinois - Rockford Airfest 2011
June 11-12 EVV Airport, Evansville, Indiana - Evansville Freedom Festival Air Show
June 18-19 Davenport Municipal Airport, Davenport, Iowa - Quad City Air Show
June 25-26 Quonset State Airport, North Kingstown, Rhode Island - Rhode Island Open House and Air Show

July 2011
July 2-3 Muskegon Lake, Muskegon, Michigan - Muskegon Summer Celebration Air Show
July 9 Pensacola Beach, Florida - Pensacola Beach Air Show
July 16-17 Greater Rochester International Airport, Rochester, New York - Rochester International Air Show
July 23-24 Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, Michigan - Thunder Over Michigan
July 30-31 Glacier Park International Airport, Kalispell, Montana - Glacier Park International Airshow

August 2011
August 6-7 Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington - Seafair 2011 Air Show
August 13-14 Fargo Hector Int'l Airport, Fargo, North Dakota - Fargo AirSho 2011
August 20-21 Off Weekend for the Team
August 27-28 Brunswick Executive Airport, Brunswick, Maine - Great State of Maine Air Show & Business Aviation Expo

September 2011
September 3-5 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland - NAS Patuxent River Air Expo '11
September 10-11 Lincoln Airport, Lincoln, Nebraska - Guardians of Freedom Air Show
September 17-18 Millington Regional Airport, Millington, Tennessee - Memphis AirFest (Midsouth Airshow 2011)
September 24-25 NAS Oceana, Virginia - NAS Oceana Air Show

October 2011
October 1-2 MCAS Miramar, California - MCAS Miramar Air Show
October 8-9 Waterfront, San Francisco, California - San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show
October 15-16 NAS Lemoore, California - Central Valley Lemoore Air Show
October 22-23 El Paso, Texas - Amigo Airsho
October 29-30 San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio Air Show 2011

November 2011
November 5-6 NAS Jacksonville, Florida - NAS Jacksonville Air Show
November 12 Sherman Field. NAS Pensacola, Florida - NAS Pensacola Open House - Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show