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Homecoming Air Show General Information

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by brent

General Information:

Safety Regulations

All individuals entering the flight Line area through the admission gates are subject to search.  Please come early, pay attention to all signs and announcements and be patient.  These procedures are in place to ensure the safety of those attending the Air Show.

What time does the show start and end?
Gates open at 8 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday and the show is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. The Blues are the last performers during the day show and they go up around 2 p.m. On Friday night don’t miss the Night Air Show and fireworks with the incredible “Wall of Fire”.  Gates open at 3 p.m. on Friday.

Other than the air show, what other attractions will be at the show?
In addition to the air show, spectators can enjoy a collection of aircraft on display, virtual games and other attractions/displays at vendor booths, food booths, souvenir booths, a kids’ fun-zone, a drawing for a KIA Automobile and a night air show on Friday. The National Museum of Naval Aviation located adjacent to the air field will also be open.

Is it a different show each day?
The day show schedule is the same each day. The Friday show is a night show. Low clouds or high winds can affect the performer’s acts.

What happens if it rains?
We contend “It NEVER rains on our parade!” Some years the weather channel has reported thunder storms during our show, while we were enjoying rain-free weather as the storms passed north of the Naval Air Station. There are no refunds and no rain dates for the event. Check our website for foul weather announcements.

What is the temperature at the show?
The average temperature in November is 63 degrees. It can be windy on the tarmac.  We suggest layers as the temperatures can vary from morning to afternoon.  We ask that you use hats and sunscreen and not umbrellas that obscure the view of people behind you.

Should I bring hearing protection?
Yes, hearing protection is highly encouraged for all Air Show spectators, especially young children.  Ear plugs will be available for purchase at the Air Show.

What is the Schedule for the Air Show?
Please visit our Schedule page for information on the Air Show schedule.

How do I get to NAS Pensacola?
Please visit our Directions page for information on directions to the Air Show.

Will an ATM be available?

Do the vendors take credit cards?
Some do and some don’t, however an ATM is available on the site.

What camping opportunities are available?
Those eligible to use base facilities may reserve camping space or cabins at Oak Grove Park or Blue Angel Park 90 days from the air show date. There are limited civilian camping areas in the area, including Gulf Island National Seashore, Big Lagoon State Park and Gulf State Park (AL).

What is there to do in the Pensacola Area?
Located on the stunning white beaches with emerald-hued waters, Pensacola is a top travel destination.  Visitors can take advantage of the picturesque beaches, beautiful golf courses and vibrant downtown.

I’d like to sell food at the Air Show.  Who do I contact?
Please visit our Food Vendors page for more information.

I’d like to sponsor the Air Show.  Who do I contact?
Please contact, Please visit our Sponsorship page for more information.

Is there shade?
General Admission ticket holders will be under an open sky. Patrons are encouraged to plan accordingly and bring plenty of sunscreen, hats and sunglasses. We do not encourage umbrellas as they block the view of other patrons.

How do I get Press/Media Credentials?
Media credentials will only be extended to media on assignment. Media Credentials requests must be submitted in advance of airshow dates on station/publication letterhead. Please visit our Media Accreditation Form page for more information.

Permitted/Prohibited Items:

Are wagons and strollers allowed?
Yes. Be mindful that strollers, carriages and wagons cannot take up aisle space in the seating areas and have to be stowed under the bleachers.

Are strollers or wheelchairs available for rent at the show?
In 2012 we had a vendor renting scooters. We believe it was popular enough that they will return.

Are pets allowed on the airport grounds?
No, pets are NOT allowed other than service animals. The crowds and noise are not suitable for pets.

Is smoking permitted?
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the flight line in the vicinity of aircraft, vendor tents or chalets. There is a smoking area back by the hangars.

May I bring lawn chairs or blankets?
Chairs and blankets are permitted and recommended for general spectator seating. These items are subject to search. If you have purchased an upgraded flight line ticket or have a Sponsor ticket, seating will be provided in these areas and you will not need to bring your chairs.

Are coolers allowed at the event?

Will outside food and drinks be allowed?
No.  No Food or Beverages allowed except baby bottles (non-glass) and small snack items for young children.  We have a variety of food and beverage vendors available at the Air Show.  Beer is available for purchase from Air Show vendors.

Will outside alcoholic beverages be allowed?
No. Beer will be available for purchase from the Air Show vendors.

Can we bring a pop-up tent?
No, due to safety concerns, pop up tents are not permitted.

Are roller skates, skateboards, bikes, or personal golf carts permitted on the airport grounds?
No. None of these items are permitted due to security and safety restrictions. Handicap scooters and electric wheelchairs are allowed.

Are there any restrictions on bringing weapons to the event?
Yes. No Weapons are allowed on NAS Pensacola. All weapons including pocket knives, multi-tools, replica/toy weapons or pepper spray are not allowed and will be confiscated.

Can I bring in photography and camera equipment?
Photography and camera equipment is allowed.  Just keep in mind that all bags will be searched.  Also, in order to keep the entry line moving along, you will want to bring only what is absolutely needed.  Please be considerate of those trying to view the show and do not block their view by setting up tripods in front of their seats.

Are cellphones, laptop computers and iPads allowed?

Are FRS/GMRS radios allowed?
FRS/GMRS radios are permitted.  VHF band and other scanners are also permitted, but transmitters/transceivers are not.

Transportation and Parking:

Where do I park?
Much of the parking area at the show grounds has been taken up by new construction. You will be guided to the nearest available parking areas. As they fill you will be directed to parking lots that have shuttle service to and from the show.  Bicycles will not be authorized for general purpose use on flight line. Please contact the security office for questions specific to parking different types of vehicles.  850-452-2653

Is there handicapped parking available?
There is handicap parking west of the tarmac area and the handicap area is in the west viewing area. The area designated for handicapped parking is difficult to get to from the show center / vendor area and tends to bottleneck at the end of the show. Therefore, if you are going to use the reserved seating area, we suggest the handicap accessible shuttles be used to avoid that problem. The bleacher and box seat area is also close, as is the east open viewing area. We believe this will be a better solution. Handicapped port-a-lets are available.

Is it possible to drop people off at the flight line entrance gates and then go park?
Unfortunately this is not allowed.

Can I ride a bike or motorcycle?
Yes. Please visit our safety page for information on base regulations for riding bikes/motorcycles on NAS Pensacola. Motorcyclists will be directed by security for parking. .

Will there be RV/travel trailer parking?
RV/Travel Trailers are allowed onto NAS Pensacola.  RV parking is available but please keep in mind that parking is a first-come-first-served basis and limited.  No overnight RV/Travel Trailer parking will be permitted at the Air Show site.  Qualified base patrons may contact Oak Grove Park for camping reservations.

Are buses allowed?
Yes, buses are allowed. Buses will be directed by security for parking.

I’m a pilot and own a small plane. Can I fly my own plane to the show?
You cannot fly into the base, however small air planes can land at Pensacola Regional Airport and at Ferguson Airport.

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Homecoming Air Show FAQ’s

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by brent

Ticket and Seating Information:

What is the schedule for the 2014 Air Show?
The 2014 Air Show is Nov 7, 8 and 9.  The Friday Night Air Show gates open at 3 p.m. and the air show will begin at 4 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the gates open at 8 a.m. and the air show begins at 9 a.m.  The Blue Angels will fly on Saturday and Sunday around 2 p.m.

What is the admission fee?
Admission, parking and blanket seating are FREE.  “Blanket Seating” means an open paved area where attendees can stand or sit on their own blankets or lawn chairs.  Preferred seating areas are available with paid admission.

May I purchase advance seating to the air show?
Yes, advance seating wristbands are available. Please visit our seating tickets tab to purchase tickets online.

Where can I purchase seating?
Seating reservations are usually available at our ITT office located at the NEX Mall on Highway 98 or available online on the seating tickets tab of this website.

Are seating reservations for the entire weekend or for just one day?
Each ticket is good for one day only — Extra reservations would be needed for any additional day(s) you wish to attend.

What are chalets?
Chalets are exclusive rented areas on the flight line that include seating, tent, tables, catered food and beverages. Many corporations and groups buy chalet packages as a bonus for their patrons or workers. Smaller businesses / groups can buy smaller packages that gain them access to the MWR Chalet or purchase individual tickets to the Flight Line Club that also provides a tented area, chairs, food, and beverages for an extra special experience at the air show.

May I upgrade my ticket the day of the event?
The Flight Line Club, Box Seating will offer any available seats for purchase the day of the event and you can upgrade if you have cash. We cannot take credit cards at the show; however there is an ATM on the grounds. Seating areas have sold out in the past and we recommend pre-registration to ensure seats are available and that your group can find seating together.

Are there Military Discounts?
No. The show is free and prices for reserved seating and chalets help pay for their rental

Is there a handicap area?
There is a section for wheelchairs only. (first come, first served)  A companion may sit with the wheelchair member, but we ask that large family groups not take up space that others with handicap needs would like to use. If a family wants to purchase reserved seating and needs accommodations for a wheelchair, contact us for seating reservations.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Posted on: October 3rd, 2014 by Chris

By age 5, 70% of our kids can use a computer mouse. But only 10% of them can do this. What is it?
Answer: Tie their shoes.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Posted on: July 2nd, 2014 by Chris

Out of all the things you say to your dog, 52% of people say they have told their dog…What?
Answer: Told it a secret they have kept from everyone else (Men’s Health)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Posted on: June 16th, 2014 by Chris

94% of people admit when they watch their favorite TV shows, they watch them…How?
Answer: Binge watch/Watch multiple episodes back to back (Edelman Entertainment Study)

Tim McGraw: Country Music’s Future “In Good Hands”

Posted on: June 12th, 2014 by Chris

Tim McGraw is on his Sundown Heaven Town Tour with Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope and thinks the two of them along with the crop of other newer artists has country music in good hands in the coming years.

A lot of “what’s country” questions have been tossed about since last fall with everyone from Zac Brown to Ronnie Dunn and just about everyone in between sharing an opinion and Tim’s is, besides his openers, he’s also a fan of Jerrod Niemann and David Nail, and thinks the future of country music is bright.

He tells The Bangor Daily News, “I think country music is in great hands.”

As for his own future, he says he’s going to keep making music and touring, and as someone who has performed with many different artists throughout his career, Tim says if he could perform with anyone, “Merle Haggard would be somebody I’d love to sing with. He’s such a huge icon.  And of course, singing with my wife is always good.” Tim’s Sundown Heaven Town Tour will continue through August 9th, then he’ll release his new album, also called Sundown Heaven Town, on September 16th.

Chris Young In Cast For 6 Weeks

Posted on: June 10th, 2014 by Chris

Chris Young’s kitchen accident has turned into quite the fiasco for him. What was thought to have been a bad but managable cut has resulted in two surgeries to repair tendons and now several weeks in a cast and rehab.

His mom, Becky Harris says on her Facebook page, his fingers are “looking good color wise,” and, “He will be in a soft cast for another two weeks, then in a hard cast for the next 4 after that.”

She also added that she’s not sure about the stitches but, “there are a LOT of them. His surgeon did a great job on the second surgery, and obviously we can’t see the repair work due to the cast.”

Chris updated his page with a picture last night…

Chris will play Tour For the Troops aboard NAS Pensacola on July 9 with Josh Thompson.

Woerner Landscape’s Spring Fling

Posted on: March 5th, 2014 by brent

Title: Woerner Landscape’s Spring Fling
Location: Woerner Landscape
Link out: Click here
Description: Gear up for spring during Woerner Landscape’s Annual Spring Fling from 9am to 4pm. Special discounts, hourly giveaways, kid’s activities, and Cat Country 98.7 will be there from 2pm to 4pm with CiCi’s Pizza and Diet Pepsi. Woerner Landscape – Creighton Road in Pensacola.
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2014-03-29
End Time: 16:00

Florida Blue Health Reform Event

Posted on: March 5th, 2014 by brent

Title: Florida Blue Health Reform Event
Location: Florida Blue
Link out: Click here
Description: Join Cat Country 98.7 this Saturday from 10 to noon at Florida Blue Center for a special health reform event. We’ll have Diet Pepsi and muffins from Dunkin’ Donuts, get your questions answered, and find the right plan for you at Florida Blue this Saturday.
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2014-03-08
End Time: 12:00

Florida Blue Health Reform Event

Posted on: March 5th, 2014 by brent

Title: Florida Blue Health Reform Event
Location: Florida Blue
Link out: Click here
Description: Join Cat Country 98.7 this Saturday from 10 to noon at Florida Blue Center for a special health reform event. We’ll have Diet Pepsi and muffins from Dunkin’ Donuts, get your questions answered, and find the right plan for you at Florida Blue this Saturday.
Start Date: 2014-03-05
End Date: 2014-03-08