We always enjoy staying at Pensacola Naval Air Station. The Naval Air Station has two campgrounds, Blue Angel Campground on Perdido Bay and Oak Grove. Both are nice. Blue Angel is more rustic and away from built up areas, while Oak Grove is right on base, a short distance from the National Naval Aviation Museum. Right across Radcliff Road from the campground is the home base of the Navy’s Demonstration Team – The Blue Angels.
Shortly after we arrived on Monday, October 21st we learned that the Blue Angels would be practicing on Tuesday morning. We made the short bike ride to the viewing area behind the Museum. The practices are open to everyone and there were plenty of people there for the show. If you forget to bring a lawn chair they are available to rent.
It goes without saying that the Blue Angels are an awesome team and put on a great show. These pilots must have nerves of steel to pass each other, cockpit to cockpit, while flying upside down. I tried my best, but these pictures just don’t do this team justice. Click on each picture to see it full size.
I enjoyed this read. We live in Pensacola (still have a stick & brick) although we spend 6-mos out and about in our motorhome. I retired from NAS Pensacola back in 2000.