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Blue Angels take off for 2018 season

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) - Pensacola's Blue Angels, or U.S. Navy Flight Demonstrations Squadron, are once again making their presence known in the sky with the blue and gold F/A-18 Hornets flying in tight formations.

Those planning to attend upcoming Blue Angels' practices at the National Naval Aviation Museum beginning Wednesday, March 21, you are asked to take specific routes to help alleviate traffic issues, according to MyEscambia.com

Coming from Perdido Key

Blue Angel practice-related traffic coming from the Perdido Key area should take Sorrento Road and then travel south on Blue Angel Parkway, leaving Gulf Beach Highway open to local traffic.

Coming from Eastern and Northern parts of the county

Blue Angel practice-related traffic traveling from the eastern and northern parts of the county should merge on to Blue Angel Parkway at the most northern point possible.  

Additionally, parking on the rights of way in many portions of Old Gulf Beach Highway and Blue Angel Parkway is no longer permissible for safety and security. Signs are posted.

Additional Blues Angel practice dates at the National Naval Aviation Museum are as follows:

  • April 4, 11, 18, 25
  • May 2, 9, 16
  • July 11, 18
  • August 15, 22, 29
  • September 5, 12
  • October 17, 24

For more information about Blue Angels practices at the museum flight line at NAS Pensacola, click here.

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