Beach exercise

Beach exercise

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Blue Angels homecoming 2015

Yesterday, an air show at the Pensacola Naval Air Station welcomed the Blue Angels home, marking the end of this year air show season.  We headed over to the base early with the motorhome and found a parking spot just a short walk to the flight line.  This allowed us to go back and forth to the motorhome for food, A/C and a clean bathroom.



There was a full day of static displays and  flight demonstrations with a well known civilian aerobatic teams. There were some amazing nighttime aerobatic demonstrations with streaming fire tails and fireworks being shot out from the belly of the planes, but unfortunately pictures were not an option in the dark. The day ended with a professional fireworks display which was among the longest I have seen in some time. The highlight of the show was certainly an hour performance by the Blue Angels.  I have seen them many times over the years and they are always a crowd pleaser.

Here are pictures that show some of the day's highlights.




























Of course, taking pictures of aircraft flying all over the sky at up to 450 MPH can be challenging, especially when they are near the ground over the runway with lots of people all around.  So I thought I would include some of the almost got pictures. (bloopers)







8 comments:

Luci & Loree said...

I got to go to that when I was there!!! it was GREAT!!! HOT!!!

intrepid-decrepit-traveler said...

Almost misses or not, you got some great shots of the action. I had to smile when you said you parked the motor home close for bathroom, kitchen and A/C. Here in Northern California, we don't need the A/C any more this year! Seems like you enjoyed the show.

Linda said...

Wow, great action shots! :)

Wanderin' said...

I love watching the Blue Angels. It looks like you had a fantastic viewing site.

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

What a great show they put on. We saw the Blue Angels several years ago. They made me nervous. I love the bloopers....lol

Phyllis said...

Great shots. We visited Pensacola a few years ago but they were not flying at that time. But while in Alaska last summer we did get to see the Thunderbirds. Yup, have to be really focused and quick to get those good shots.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Now I know why you bought a house in Pensacola. ;c)

Bob and Jo said...

Great shots, I never would have anything but sky and clouds.