PENSACOLA — The Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will close the 2016 season at their annual Homecoming Air Show on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12 aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola.

Before the world-famous Blue Angels F/A 18 Hornet performances, the Blues’ C-130 Hercules transport known as “Fat Albert” will thrill the crowd with its short field take-off and low-level passes.

Tentatively scheduled for both days will be extraordinary aerobatics by performers such as the Vertigo Air Shows Jet Glider, the world’s only jet-launched sailplane, flown by Bob Carlton; an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon Demo and Heritage Flight with a vintage warbird, Skip Stewart, in a high-flying aerobatic symphony; Kevin Coleman in his one-of-a-kind Extra 300SHP; the Pemberton Aerosports Team in their Edge 540; the Shockwave Jet Truck driven/piloted by Chris Darnell; and many more acts.

In addition, dozens of military and civilian aircraft will be on display. 

There also will be a special night show from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Aircraft will light up the sky with full afterburner and pyrotechnics, and will end with one of the Pensacola area’s largest fireworks shows.

Gates open both days at 8 a.m. and admission and parking for all shows are free.  See http://www.naspensacolaairshow.com for more details.