26 Jun Santa Rosa Island Authority Announces Modified Pensacola Beach Air Show 2020
by Katie King |Katie@ewbullock.com
Santa Rosa Island Authority Announces Modified Pensacola Beach Air Show 2020
PENSACOLA, Fla. (June 26, 2020) — The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) staff and air show performers have finalized the plans for the 2020 Pensacola Beach Air Show in July.
The four-day event program has been designed around social distancing in observance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for the COVID-19 virus.
To further comply with CDC recommendations, the 2020 air show has no center point, which allows the footprint to be expanded substantially.
The modified program for 2020 will provide an air show from Park East on Pensacola Beach to Orange Beach, Ala. Fans of the Blue Angels will have an opportunity to view and hear the series of beach flyovers on July 8, 9, 10 and 11.
Each day will have similar flight maneuvers and each show will last 45 minutes, weather permitting. This expanded schedule will give the public four different opportunities to view the performances at least once.
To beat the summer heat and reduce the strain on available resources, each show day will begin at 10 a.m. with aerial displays along the beach.
On Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11, three civilian acts will follow the Blue Angels performance, and these will be flown over Casino Beach from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
For all official updates, please visit https://visitpensacolabeach.com/whats-happening-blue-angels/ or Visit Pensacola Beach’s Facebook page.
About the Santa Rosa Island AuthorityPensacola Beach is owned by Escambia County, Fla., and is under the direction of the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA). The SRIA was created by the Florida legislature in 1947 under Chapter 24500. The SRIA does not receive tax support from the taxpayers of the county. It is fully funded from lease fees collected from business and residences on the beach. The Island Authority board is made up of six members; five are named by members of the Escambia County Board of Commissioners whose term is the same as the commissioner who appointed them. Registered voters on Pensacola Beach elect the sixth member. The elected member’s term is two years.