Members of The Blue Angels Arrive At NAS Jacksonville Monday

May 11, 2018

Two members from The Blue Angels will be arriving at Naval Air Station Jacksonville on Monday to discuss plans with representatives and the media for the upcoming NAS Jax Air Show on October 27 and 28.

This weekend the Navy’s elite Flight Demonstration Team will be streaking across Tampa Bay skies at 2018 AirFest at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.

Related: 2018 MacDill AirFest Offers App With Maps And Show Info

Jacksonville is the birthplace of the Blue Angels. The Navy Flight Exhibition Team performed its first flight demonstration June 15, 1946 at NAS Jacksonville, according to the Navy.

The very next month the team was introduced as the “Blue Angels” at a show in Omaha, Nebraska.

You can learn more about the history of the Blue Angels on this U.S. Navy page.

October’s NAS Jax Air Show will mark the 68th anniversary of the event.

More information about October’s Jacksonville performance is available here.