Blue Angels first home practices scheduled March 20-21
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are in the middle of an intense 10 week training camp at their winter home at Naval Air Facility El Centro in California. The team has been at the base, located 87 miles east of San Diego, since January 3. They are flying several twice daily to perfect their amazing routines and will return to Pensacola home base in early March. This is the 51st year the team will use El Centro as their winter training base. The Blue Angels’ 72nd show season starts on March 10 at NAF El Centro and ends with the traditional November 2-3 Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow at Pensacola NAS. The first open Blue Angels practices at NAS Pensacola are scheduled March 20-21. The team will sign autographs and visit with fans after each of those practices. Note: Practices can be cancelled with little or no notice due to circumstances outside our control.
Pictured: Blues at 2017 Homecoming show (Cathy Deal picture).