Friday Night Air Show
Gates Open: 3 p.m. / Air Show begins 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
Gates Open: 8 a.m. / Air Show begins 9 a.m.
*The Blue Angels will fly on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Blue Angels flight demonstration team is more than just a group of individuals; brought together to represent the United States Navy and Marine Corps. This team combines the best and brightest, at the top of their craft. Their camaraderie and chemistry assure the team mission is more than just a job – it’s a passion!
Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators. The Blue Angels are an American air show favorite and delight audiances across the country with their precision, speed and aerobatics. During their aerobatic demonstration, the Blues fly six F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, split into the Diamond Formation (Blue Angels 1 through 4) and the Lead and Opposing Solos (Blue Angels 5 and 6). Most of the show alternates between maneuvers performed by the Diamond Formation and those performed by the Solos.
John Klatt has thrilled millions of air show spectators across America with a unique blend of precision, power and performance. He has served in the Air National Guard for more than 20 years – flying combat, air support and humanitarian missions throughout the world in the F-16 “Fighting Falcon” and the C-130 “Hercules” aircraft. John’s air show routine is packed with excitement and carefully choreographed maneuvers. John puts his amazing MXS aircraft through its paces in 10 minutes of world class precision power aerobatics that include seven snap rolls on a forty-five down line with multiple linked rolls in the opposite direction, four point vertical roll followed by a huge torque roll and much more!
This Triple Jet Engine Monster has become a National Icon. With its fast speeds and power, Shockwave is a sight to behold. As a driver/ pilot of the world’s fastest jet powered truck, Neal Darnell has been performing at air shows for 10 years. In 2005, Neal set an air show speed record of 375 mph that still stands today!
First introduced to the public on April 7, 1933, to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition, the Budweiser Clydesdales were originally a gift to August Anheuser Busch, Sr. from his son August A Bush Jr to symbolize the brewer’s heritage, tradition and commitment to quality. The team is generally comprised of eight horses driven at any one time, with two in reserve. Much like the Blue Angels, they have to meet certain standards to qualify for this dynamic team. Each Budweiser Clydesdale must possess an even temperament and strong, draft horse appearance, be at least four years old, stand at least six feet at the withers when fully mature, and weigh between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds (820 and 1,040 kg). This is in addition to being bay in color (a reddish-brown coat with a black mane and tail), have four white stocking feet, and a blaze of white on the face.
Millions of air show spectators around the globe have witnessed the ferocity of a Mike Goulian air show performance. Every roll, pull and tumble of this flight is a deliberate execution of precision. With his aggressive approach to the air show arena, Mike Goulian has mastered the ability to convey his message of passion through flight. As an air show superstar, Mike Goulian continues to redefine what is possible in the air. His ability to push the limits while adhering to strict safety standards has earned Mike the reputation of being a true professional.
The Screamin’ Sasquatch is a one-of-a-kind Jet Waco aircraft set to take flight and take air show acts to new heights with its jet-powered aerobatic biplane capable of flying straight up at maximum speeds.
Flying the Super Salto jet sailplane, Bob Carlton brings more power, speed and aerobatic capability than any other sailplane on the planet. His aerobatic moves stream across the sky in whirling, dizzy motions. The spectacular Fire & Lights night pyro show sets the night sky ablaze with color and action with sparks, smoke, fireballs and bomb bursts.
David Martin flies a unique air show demonstrating the extraordinary maneuverability of his Breitling CAP 232. David is well known in the aerobatic community for his ability to tumble the plane in unparalleled style and accomplish gyroscopic maneuvers never duplicated by others. With a strong background in competition aerobatics, David’s air show is a combination of precision and amazing tumbling maneuvers.
At just over 21, Kevin Coleman is by far one of the youngest air show pilots in the world. As a second generation pilot and second generation air show performer, Kevin’s desire and ability seem to come natural, as if it were a genetic gift. Coleman pilots the one of a kind Extra 300SHP. This aircraft is one of the highest performance airplanes in the world and was the first high performance, unlimited aerobatic airplane that Walter Extra designed and built in almost 15 years. This combination of natural talent and high performance creates a spectacular performance that will leave the crowd amazed and astounded.
Gene Soucy is one of the most well-respected and proficient airshow pilots in American aviation. Teresa Stokes is a wing walker, a daring airborne occupation that dates back to the barnstorming era of stunt pilots and tightrope walkers. Together, they are a dynamic team representing fluidity in motion as they make their daring maneuvers look easy. Performing in over 25 airshows between the months of April and November, Gene and Teresa make the art of wing-walking demonstration look surreal and leave crowds in awe.
Based in Wichita, Kansas, Mike Rambo flies the Texan II demo, showcasing the reliability and capability of the best primary training aircraft available. Mike Rambo demonstrates the T6 capability and performs extraordinary maneuvers with precision and speed.
OTTO the Helicopter is one of the most unique and versatile air show acts in the world. OTTO provides air show fans great entertainment. During OTTO’s daytime comedy show he entertains the crowds by blowing bubbles, playing with his yo-yo, racing around barrels and picking them up, shooting smoke in all directions, towing banners, and more – all while interacting with the announcer!
Team AreoDynamix, the world’s largest air show team, provides an exciting and memorable performance that combines precision formation flying and formation aerobatics. Team AeroDynamix owns the night with a spectacular night air show that dances through the night with speed and formation aerobatics. This show is sure to become one of your air show favorites.
The US Marine Corps V22 Osprey will be at the 2014 NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show for a flight demonstration. See one of the world’s most versatile aircraft. With the speed and range of a turboprop, the maneuverability of a helicopter and the ability to carry troops twice as fast and five times farther than previous helicopters, the Osprey is a spectacular aircraft to see.
Rob is proud to be the voice of the most prestigious aerial events and to take the excitement of flight right to the hearts of millions of people each year. He brings an immense amount of experience and knowledge to the stage of air shows. Rob announced his first air show in 1978 and by 2006, air show announcing had become his full-time occupation!
Wayne Boggs has performed Air Boss duties for over 20 years and is currently the man in charge for the 2014 NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show. During the show Wayne Boggs is the air boss and assists in the production and execution of the air show. Recognized as one of the top air bosses in the country, Wayne Boggs is excited to bring his talent to the 2014 air show.