The mission of the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron is to showcase the Pride and Professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and inspire a culture of excellence and service to country by conducting flight demonstrations and community outreach.
The Blue Angels perform more than 50 flight demonstrations at more than 25 air show sites each season. On Saturdays and Sundays at most air show sites, the Blue Angels pilots and officers will meet fans and sign autographs at the general admission air show crowd line after demonstrations.
The Blue Angels represent the finest from the Navy and Marine Corps. Each member, whether officer or enlisted, is hand-picked from the fleet to be part of the Blue Angels team. Every year, this select group begins a two or three-year rotation traveling across the country and around the world to perform for millions of spectators.
Every year, a total of 17 Officers and nearly 100 enlisted men and women volunteer for duty with the Blue Angels. Team members are well-rounded representatives of fleet counterparts and selection is extremely competitive. Each squadron member is individually selected. There are certain requirements that the squadron looks for in hiring a team member, and applicants must be career-oriented Sailors or Marines recommended for Blue Angels duty by their current Commanding Officer.
The Blue Angels Show and Practice Schedules are subject to change without notice. The National Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola has a viewing area for visitors to watch the team practice. The team visits the museum to answer questions and sign autographs after most Wednesday practices. Museum visit days are marked below with a star. Thank you for your support of naval aviation and the Blue Angels.