We've been wondering all week if the Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Air Show was going to happen or not, because of Tropical Storm Barry.
The answer, at least for TODAY is YES, but in a limited show. And the civilian acts will not be flying.
Saturday's Blue Angels show will be decided tomorrow morning. There's a possibility of a Sunday show if tomorrow is rained out.
Blue Angels to fly a limited performance for Friday and Saturday’s Pensacola Beach Air Show
Civilian Acts Canceled for Friday
Pensacola Beach, Fla. – July 12, 2019 – The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will attempt to perform a limited show for Friday and Saturday’s Pensacola Beach Air Show at 2 p.m., as long as weather and winds are within their limits. Strong surf in the Gulf has prevented the U.S. Coast Guard ships to be able to mark center point and show right today and tomorrow.
Local military aircraft from Whiting Field Naval Air Station will be making passes along with the U.S. Coast Guard C-130 from Clearwater, Fla., if winds and weather are within limits.
The civilian acts of the Pensacola Beach Air Show have been canceled Friday and Saturday due to tropical storm-force winds and waves, coupled with the lack of water rescue assets.
“The SRIA recognizes the amazing commitment that the Blue Angel team is even willing to attempt to make this show a reality,” said Paolo Ghio, Executive Director of the Santa Rosa Island Authority.
The SRIA, along with the FAA and Escambia Emergency Management, is going to decide Saturday’s air show briefing at 8 a.m. and release a news brief immediately following.
The air show’s rain date is still available for Sunday, July 14.