By NAS Jacksonville Public Affairs Office
Naval Air Station Jacksonville announces the return of the Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, The Blue Angels to this year's air show. The two-day show is scheduled for Nov. 4-5 and is free and open to the public.
Gates open at 9 a.m. and the show starts at 10 a.m. All visitors will be directed into the Yorktown and Allegheny Gates and will not be allowed south of Yorktown Avenue. Those with authorized base access will be allowed to enter the Birmingham Gate for normal daily business however, will not be allowed access to the flight line area.
Also flying is the "First Lady of Aerobatics," Patty Wagstaff of St. Augustine, who is internationally known for the most thrilling, low-level aerobatic routines in the world. Flying before millions of air show spectators each year, her breathtaking performances give spectators a front-row seat view of the precision and complexity of modern, unlimited hard-core aerobatics.
A six-time member of the U.S. Aerobatic Team, Patty has won the gold, silver and bronze medals in Olympic-level international aerobatic competition and is the first woman to win the title of U.S. National Aerobatic champion and one of the few people to win it three times.
Many other high-caliber performers will entertain this year's show including: the U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Team; Sean Tucker's "Sky Dance"; Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Truck; Matt Chapman's Viper Jet; Rob Holland's MXS-RH aerobatic aircraft; Skip Stewart's Pitts S-2S Special; Matt Younkin's Super Decathlon; Lee Lauderback's P-51 Mustang; Randy Ball's MiG 17F; Bob Carlton's Super Salto sailplane; U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight; F-15 "Eagle" demonstration and a P-3C "Orion" and P-8A "Posideon" flyover.
More detailed information on the acts is available at www.nasjaxairshow.com.