National Naval Aviation Museum Turns 50

Nov 12, 2013 No Comments by

Many who have admired the power and precision behind the synchronized aerobatic maneuvers of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron known as the Blue Angels have dreamed of taking to the skies in one of those distinctive blue Boeing F/A-18 Hornets themselves.

It’s possible to get the experience at the National Naval Aviation Museum at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla. — a historic town at the western tip of the Panhandle.

The world’s largest naval aviation museum turns 50 this year, and as part of the celebration the film “Fly with the Blues” premieres this fall in the new Blue Angels 4-D Theater. This fully immersive, multisensory flight experience is the closest most will ever come to being in the cockpit of a high-performance strike fighter.

For the complete story by Tracy Teo of The Tennessean via USAToday.com, click here.

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