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)