January 11, 2008
Blue Angels Coming Back To Colorado This Year!
I know it is only January, but I definitely have reason to look forward to September now!
The Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron will be once again performing at Grand Junction's Walker Field. I know what I'll be doing the weekend of September 27-28! I'll probably be part of the Colorado Tailhook Association contingent expected to be there in force. And certainly partaking in the already planned 7th annual Cattle Barons BBQ at Hans and Kathy's!
Looks like some good old regular stops have also returned to the flight schedule for this season; MCAS Miramar for one, the aforementioned Grand Junction (which if you haven't been there is a great venue to watch the Blues!) and for many, probably one of the biggest surprises is the return of the Blue Angels to San Francisco (Oct. 11-12), where every year the opposition to the annual performance gains a louder and louder voice. However, by most factual accounting that voice is of an extremely vocal Anti-Military borderline Anti-American minority. Damn Commies!
Anyway, as always the Blue Angles demonstrate some of the highest quality flying one will ever have the opportunity to experience. I say "experience" because you feel as much as see the flight demo! Six F/A-18C's in "Full Blower" flying 18 inches (THAT'S RIGHT NOT A TYPO 18 INCHES) apart is awe inspiring and heart pounding!
So if you have never been, I cannot recommend enough to find a show nearest you and bring the friends and family! I do recommend that your kids be a minimum of 8 or 9 for their attention span. Also, is is commonly HOT! out on the apron with little to no shade, so bring sunscreen, dress cool and wear a hat (wide brims recommended)!
Here's the show schedule:
08 NAF El Centro, California
15 - 16 Sacramento, California
29 - 30 NAS Meridian, Mississippi
05 - 06 NAS Kingsville, Texas
12 - 13 Smyrna, Tennessee
19 - 20 Peoria, Illinois
26 - 27 Vidalia, Georgia
10 - 11 Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, Louisiana
16 - 18 Andrews AFB, Maryland
21 USNA, Annapolis, Maryland
23 USNA Fly-By, Annapolis, Maryland
24-25 Jones Beach, New York
07 - 08 MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina
14 - 15 Quebec City
21 - 22 Davenport, Iowa
28 - 29 Huntsville, Alabama
05 - 06 Traverse City, Michigan
12 Pensacola Beach, Florida
19 - 20 Duluth, Minnesota
26 - 27 Twin Falls, Idaho
02 - 03 Seattle, Washington
08 - 10 Fairchild AFB, Spokane, Washington
16 - 17 Chicago, Illinois
30 Cleveland, Ohio
01 Cleveland, Ohio
06 - 07 NAS Brunswick, Maine
13 - 14 Eau Claire, Wisconsin
20 - 21 NAS Oceana, Virginia
27 - 28 Grand Junction, Colorado
04 - 05 MCAS Miramar, San Diego, California
11 - 12 San Francisco, California
18 - 19 Little Rock, AFB, Arkansas
25 - 26 NAS Jacksonville, Florida
01 - 02 Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas
08 - 09 Kennedy Space Center, Florida
15 NAS Pensacola, Florida
Schedule is subject to change without notice and is
weather permitting, for everyone's safety.
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I know a little girl that can't wait! Thanks for letting me know
Posted by: jrh | Jan 12, 2008 12:24:28 AM