Today I woke up feeling a little excited! Today was the day that I would get to see the Blue Angels at their home base in Pensacola Florida!National Naval Aviation Museum car park!
I was lucky enough to find a spare seat on the stands and sat down ready for the show! The volunteers on the flight line provided an entertaining and informative commentary.
The ‘practice’ was fantastic, probably the best air show I’ve seen! After the show the pilots head back to the museum for autographs. So did everyone else!
There are two tables for autographs. The first line is for aircraft 1-4, and the other for 5-6.
I purchased a poster to get signed and lined up with everyone else waiting. By the time it was signed at the first table, the line to the second was closed off! Not to be outdone, I asked someone in the line if they wouldn’t mind getting it signed for me. Persistence pays and my poster was signed by all the pilots, winning!
With the practice complete, it was time to explore the museum.
I decided to have some lunch at the Cubi Bar Cafe. It is basically the whole Officers Club relocated from NAS Cubi Point in the Philippines!
I ordered a Chilli soup, Subic Bay Steak panini and finished with Key Lime Pie! All of it tasted fantastic, with great service as well!
With a full belly, and the museum closing soon, I headed over to hangar 1.
I had a great day at NAS Pensacola, and would recommend it to anyone interested in aviation history! I enjoyed looking into the history of the Black Sheep squadron VMF 214.
The plan tomorrow is to get some BBQ from The Brick Pit, visit the USS Alabama Memorial Park, and then have dinner at Felix’s Fish Camp! Let’s see how I go!