The Blue Angels are Back in Business

The Blue Angels are Back in Business

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NAS PENSACOLA, Florida -

The Blues are back in the skies, performing Saturday for their home base fans in Pensacola.

"Whether it's a cloudy day or whether it's a clear day, you still see a beautiful show," said a fan who attended the 10 minute show Saturday afternoon.

Sequestration caused the Blue Angels to be grounded in the middle of their season this year. That means, for the first time, there was no July show, or homecoming show, making this short Veteran's Day weekend performance even more special.

"I felt that it was a nice way to honor my son who is in Afghanistan right now," says fan Christopher Stark

There may be no homecoming show, but there is a silver lining. The Blue Angels will be back, performing all over the country in 2014.

Many of us here along the Gulf Coast have been privileged enough to see the Blues fly, but even for those who have watched them for years, the excitement will never fade.

"They're just so spectacular.. they're breathtaking.. every year their program is new and different. Even though you almost know what to expect, they still surprise you with something," said Barbara Wilmert, who has watched the Blue Angels homecoming show for the past 16 years.

In addition to the two shows scheduled in Pensacola next year, the Blue Angels are also expected to appear in Mobile during Fleet Week festivities.

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