Photos: Blue Angels And Thunderbirds Fly Over Escambia County

April 22, 2020

TheĀ  U.S. Navy Blue Angels and theĀ  U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flew over Pensacola Beach and downtown Pensacola Tuesday afternoon. Pictured above and below: The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Tuesday afternoon. photos by Perry Doggrell and Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


18 Responses to “Photos: Blue Angels And Thunderbirds Fly Over Escambia County”

  1. James Harrison on April 23rd, 2020 7:18 am

    Wish I had known both teams were here. I would have liked to see the show. Have seen them separately but always wanted to see the combo. First time for the T-Birds they were flying the F-100 at McConnell AFB. Until I moved here closest to Navy was the 1 Harrier at the CAF show in Midland TX

  2. Roger A. Luedeman on April 22nd, 2020 10:34 pm

    Thank you for sharing those wonderful pictures. You don’t see the two teams fly together that often. But now their missions can coordinate with one another like this Wednesday
    We may see them do this again with the approval of Congress. Got to have a budget. Go team and thank you for supporting those people better lockdown in the hospital or in their house with your flyovers. perhaps you can make a trip up here to Detroit because we need some positive reinforcement was this Coronavirus. Be safe stay home and let’s beat this thing.

    How was down at Dayton Ohio, at Vidalia airfield. During the hundred year of flight. Both teams were there along with the Canadian northern lights oh, so you saw one of the best air shows ever done. That speaks well cuz that’s like the fifth time I’ve been down there and they always know how to put on a great Air Show.

  3. Quinn on April 22nd, 2020 9:58 pm

    I live in West Pensacola and yesterday I saw both flying in formation separately. It was one of the coolest sights to see. Our Blue Angel’s and Thunderbirds are awesome representatives of our military in the good ole USA!

  4. John Lykins on April 22nd, 2020 5:46 pm

    Being a former Navy Hospital Corpsman with the USMC, I have enjoyed watching the Blue Angel’s quite a few times. I have not seen the Thunderbirds before. Curious, she close are their performances and maneuvers overall?.Thank you! John “Doc” Lykins, Midlothian, Virginia.

  5. Connie on April 22nd, 2020 5:40 pm

    I agree with LuLu
    The farmers normally would not see something like this on a normal hard working
    Day in the fields.

  6. deBugger on April 22nd, 2020 5:10 pm

    @ LuLu, back in the 80’s when I was working in the field at a farm near what is now Molino PK Elementary, we saw a large plane coming in from the West, L_O_W & S_L_O_W…

    When it got close enough to make out, we realized it was one of the Jumbo Jets piggybacking the Space Shuttle (can’t recall which one) home to NASA_Canaveral/Kennedy.

    The Goodyear Blimp is cool to see, as well, but Jumbo/Shuttle takes the prize!

  7. Rolland oneilll on April 22nd, 2020 3:55 pm

    How about an interspersed stacked echelon? That would be truly awesome!

  8. Anna on April 22nd, 2020 3:24 pm

    WE LOVE OUR BLUES here in Pensacola and Welcome TBirds!!!!!

  9. Fabio Bobadilla on April 22nd, 2020 1:57 pm

    It’s awesome seeing them every year for the past 10 in San Francisco. It’s become like a little family tradition getting to Krissy field at like 530 am to get a good spot and having breakfast together. Sadly I don’t think there will be a show this year. Hoping everything goes back to normal by October.

  10. Michael J Roush on April 22nd, 2020 12:01 pm

    beautiful pictures I wish they would fly over in my area Bay Pines Saint Petersburg Madeira Beach that would be awesome

  11. Michael J Roush on April 22nd, 2020 12:00 pm

    nice photos I wish they would fly over Bay Pines VA Saint Petersburg area Madeira Beach that would be really cool

  12. Molino resident on April 22nd, 2020 11:12 am

    I had the fortune to see them fly yesterday because I work downtown.
    I have to agree with LuLu…..wouldn’t that be a beautiful sight for a farmer to see.

    Air Superiority is correct.

  13. Sky Gazer on April 22nd, 2020 10:30 am

    They (the group) flew over my house three times. Twice together and once separated… while preparing to land @ Sherman Field. Good show….

  14. Cope Cheryl on April 22nd, 2020 10:28 am

    It was a beautiful site!

  15. Erasmo Concepcion on April 22nd, 2020 10:15 am

    Hopefully we will get back to normal soon. We had plan to go see both units this year but….stuff happens.

  16. LuLu on April 22nd, 2020 8:04 am

    Wonderful! Wish they fly over some of the rural areas of the county, it would be so awesome for our farmers to see a sight like that while out in the fields!

  17. JTV on April 22nd, 2020 5:45 am

    Ladies and gentlemen, Air Superiority

  18. deBugger on April 22nd, 2020 5:05 am

    Love me some “Blue(s) Thunderbirds”.

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