Tuesday, December 13, 2011

US Navy Blue Angels 2012-2013 Show Schedule Update 1

Blue Angels announce changes to 2012 show schedule, release of 2013 schedule

The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announces two changes to the 2012 show schedule and the release of the 2013 show schedule. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 69 demonstrations at 35 locations in 2012 and 65 demonstrations at 32 locations in 2013 throughout North America.

The 2012 changes include a show in Latrobe, Penn. on June 23-24, replacing the Pittsburg show; and two October shows have swapped dates. The air show in Jacksonville, Fla., is now Oct. 20-21 and in Houston, Texas, Oct. 27-28.

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 13th annual Air Show Guide that will appear in the March 2012 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
Blue Angels Official Website: http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BlueAngels
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Angels/34985920343

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.

2012 Show Schedule

March 2012
Mar ? NAF El Centro, CA
Mar ? St. George, UT
Mar ? Punta Gorda, FL
Mar 31 Tuscaloosa, AL

April 2012
Apr 1 Tuscaloosa, AL
Apr 7-8 Easter (Weekend Off)
Apr 14-15 NAS Kingsville,TX
Apr 21-22 NAS/JRB New Orleans,LA
Apr 28-29 Warner Robins AFB, GA

May 2012
May 5-6 MCAS Cherry Point, NC
May 12-13 Smyrna, TN
May 19-20 Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility, MD
May 26-27 Jones Beach, NY
May 29 Annapolis, MD

June 2012
Jun 2-3 Norfolk, VA
Jun 9-10 Mankato, MN
Jun 16-17 Baltimore, MD
Jun 23-24 Latrobe, PA
Jun 30 Portsmouth, NH

July 2012
Jul 1 Portsmouth, NH
Jul 2-4 Boston Harbor, MA
Jul 7-8 Dayton, OH
Jul 14 Pensacola Beach, FL
Jul 21-22 Sioux Falls, SD
Jul 28-29 Twin Falls, ID

August 2012
Aug 4-5 Seattle, WA
Aug 11-12 Weekend Off
Aug 18-19 Chicago, IL
Aug 25-26 Summerside PE, Canada

September 2012
Sep 1-3 Cleveland, OH
Sep 8-9 Little Rock AFB, AR
Sep 15-16 NAS Oceana, VA
Sep 22-23 Grand Junction, CO
Sep 29-30 MCAS Kane’ohe Bay, HI

October 2012
Oct 6-7 San Francisco, CA
Oct 12-14 MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA
Oct 20-21 Jacksonville Beach, FL
Oct 27-28 Houston, TX

November 2012
Nov 2-3 NAS Pensacola, FL

2013 Show Schedule

The 2013 season celebrates 100 years of Marine Aviation.

March 2013
Mar 16 NAF El Centro, CA
Mar 23-24 NAS Key West, FL
Mar 30-31 Easter (Weekend Off)

April 2013
Apr 6-7 MacDill AFB, FL
Apr 13-14 NAS Corpus Christi, TX
Apr 20-21 Vidalia, GA
Apr 27-28 MCAS Beaufort, SC

May 2013
May 4-5 Barksdale AFB, LA
May 11-12 Jackson, MS
May 18-19 Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
May 22&24 US Naval Academy Flyover - Annapolis, MD
May 25-26 Lynchburg, VA

June 2013
Jun 1-2 Rockford, IL
Jun 8-9 Ocean City, MD
Jun 15-16 Indianapolis, IN
Jun 22-23 Bagotville, Quebec, CN
Jun 29-30 North Kingstown, RI

July 2013
Jul 6-7 Evansville, IN
Jul 13 Pensacola Beach, FL
Jul 20-21 St. Cloud, MN
Jul 27-28 Hillsboro, OR

August 2013
Aug 3-4 Seattle, WA
Aug 10-11 Fargo, ND
Aug 17-18 Weekend Off
Aug 24-25 Kansas City, MO
Aug 31 NAS Patuxent River, MD

September 2013
Sep 1 NAS Patuxent River, MD
Sep 7-8 Eau Claire, WI
Sep 14-15 Brunswick, ME
Sep 21-22 NAS Oceana, VA
Sep 28-29 NAS Point Mugu, CA

October 2013
Oct 5-6 MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA
Oct 12-13 San Francisco, CA
Oct 19-20 Fort Worth, TX
Oct 26-27 NAS Jacksonville, FL

November 2013
Nov 1-2 NAS Pensacola, FL

For information about individual air shows, please go to each air show’s official website. For more information about the Blue Angels, including the 2012 and 2013 Blue Angel Air Show schedule, log on to www.blueangels.navy.mil. For details on the War of 1812 commemoration: www.ourflagwasstillthere.org. For details on the Marine Aviation Centennial: www.marines.mil/unit/aviation/centennial/pages/default.aspx.