30 Mar National Naval Aviation Museum Opens for DoD to View Blue Angels
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National Naval Aviation Museum Opens Flight Line for DoD IDCardholders to View Blue Angels Practice Flight Demonstrations
Pensacola, Fla. (March 31, 2021) – For those who have access to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, the National Naval Aviation Museum is pleased to open the flight line behind the Museum to view Blue Angels practice flight demonstrations. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. and the Blues are scheduled to take to the skies at 10:30 a.m.
The practice dates for April and May, which are subject to change, are as follows:
April: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
May: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19
In order to visit the Museum, the Department of the Navy requires a valid Department of Defense (DoD) ID card for visitors to access NAS Pensacola. DoD ID cardholders can escort up to 15 guests (limited to two vehicles) onto NAS Pensacola and visit the Museum. Holders of a Veteran Health Identification Card that notes a service-connected disability may also access the air station and visit the Museum.
The world-famous Blue Angels practice over the Museum at NAS Pensacola select days throughout the year. Practices last about 55 minutes and admission is free and open to individuals with valid DoD ID card access. Chair service, concessions and shopping experiences are provided by the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and proceeds support the Museum and Foundation programs.For more Blue Angels practice information please visit www.NavalAviationMuseum.org/blueangels.Media Note:For more information about the National Naval Aviation Museum or Foundation, contact Malerie Cates at (850) 585-2770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
Since its establishment in 1966, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation has provided the flight path for thousands of benefactors to support the Museum. The Foundation works diligently to raise funds through gifts and memberships. All Foundation funding, aside from staffing and operational costs, contributes to Museum expansion, aircraft preservation, conservation and maintenance, development of new exhibits and support of day-to-day functions. This includes custodial services, marketing, operation of the Museum’s various attractions (such as our Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater, flight simulators, Blue Angels 4D Experience and Flight Deck gift shop), as well as the production of major events at the Museum. The Foundation also supports the advancement of STEM education through the National Flight Academy, a cutting edge, aviation-themed learning experience.