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Happy 77th Birthday Blue Angels!

On this day in 1946, the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Chester Nimitz, had the vision to create a flight demonstration team in order to raise the public’s interest in naval aviation and boost Navy morale. The Blue Angels were founded.


77 years later, they continue to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to the country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.

Since 1955, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels have called Pensacola home, rewarding locals and visitors alike the pleasure of seeing the F/A-18 Super Hornets practice on a weekly basis. From March through November, the Blues take to the skies, flying in tight formations over the city and the over the water. Additionally, two formal airshows take place, the Pensacola Beach Airshow in July, and the Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow in November that closes out the formal season.

Happy Birthday Blue Angels from the Local Pulse!