Saturday, November 01, 2008

US Navy Blue Angels 2008 Schedule

Last Update: 11-2-2008

The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, The Blue Angels, has announced its show schedule for the 2008 season.

Following winter training, the team begins the season at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., March 8 and will conclude the season Nov. 16 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 68 shows at 35 locations throughout the United States and Canada.

"We are extremely excited to begin our new season and represent the Navy and Marine Corps team with a safe and exciting show for 2008," said Cmdr. Kevin Mannix, the squadron's commanding officer.

Demonstration sites are selected in support of U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and Department of Defense objectives with safety as a primary consideration. Performances greatly assist in the recruiting and retention goals of 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.

Don't forget to checkout our ninth annual Air Show Guide that will appear in the March 2008 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.

US Navy Blue Angels 2008 Performance Schedule
Note: This schedule is subject to change without notice.

8 NAF El Centro, California - NAF El Centro 2008 Air Show
15-16 Sacramento, California - California Capital AirShow
29-30 NAS Meridian, Mississippi - Wings Over Meridian 2008

5-6 NAS Kingsville, Texas - Wings Over South Texas
12-13 Smyrna, Tennessee - The Great Tennessee Air Show
19-20 Peoria, Illinois - Prairie Air Show/River City Air Expo
26-27 Vidalia, Georgia - Vidalia Onion Festival Air Show

3-4 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - Fort Lauderdale Air & Sea Show
10-11 Barksdale AFB, Louisiana - Defenders of Liberty Open House and Airshow
16-18 Andrews AFB, Maryland - DoD Joint Services Open House
21 US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
23 US Naval Academy Fly-By, Annapolis, Maryland
24-25 Jones Beach, New York - New York Air Show

7-8 MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina - MCAS Cherry Point 2008 Open House and Air Show
14-15 Quebec City, Quebec Canada - 400th Anniversary of Quebec
21-22 Davenport, Iowa - Quad City Air Show -A Festival in the Sky
28-29 Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville International Airshow 2008

5-6 Traverse City, Michigan - National Cherry Festival
11 Pensacola Beach, Florida - Pensacola Beach Air Show
19-20 Duluth, Minnesota - Duluth Airshow
26-27 Twin Falls, Idaho - Air Magic Valley 2008

2-3 Seattle, Washington - Seafair Airshow
8-10 Fairchild AFB, Washington - Skyfest 2008
16-17 Chicago, Illinois - 50th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show
30-31 Cleveland, Ohio - Cleveland National Airshow

6-7 NAS Brunswick, Maine - The 2008 Great State of Maine Airshow
13-14 Eau Claire, Wisconsin - Chippewa Valley Airshow
20-21 NAS Oceana, Virginia - NAS Oceana Airshow
27-28 Grand Junction, Colorado - Air Show Western Colorado 2008

4-5 MCAS Miramar, California - Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show
11-12 San Francisco, California - San Francisco Fleet Week
18-19 Little Rock AFB, Arkansas - Little Rock Air Force Base 2008 AirPower Arkansas Air Show
25-26 NAS Jacksonville, Florida - 2008 NAS Jacksonville Air Show

1-2 Lackland AFB, Texas - Airfest 2008
8-9 Kennedy Space Center (Shuttle Landing Facility), Florida - World Space Expo - Celebrating NASA's 50th Anniversary
14-15 NAS Pensacola, Florida - Naval Air Station Pensacola Open House and Blue Angel Homecoming Air Show