Blue Angels set to return in June

The Blue Angels fly at an air show at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in 2011. They are set to return this June.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are scheduled to perform during Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Air Expo on June 2 and 3 in celebration of the base’s 75th anniversary. The Blue Angels serve as positive role models and good will ambassadors for the Navy and Marine Corps. The group’s mission is to enhance recruiting efforts of the Navy and Marine Corps and to represent the naval service to the United States, its elected leadership and foreign nations.

A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators. It includes the graceful, aerobatic maneuvers of the four-plane Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two Solo Pilots. Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation. Since its inception their in 1946, the Blue Angels have performed for more than 427 million fans. The Blue Angels show and practice schedules are subject to change without notice, according to Blue Angels’ website.

For information, visit Pax River Air Expo’s website at www.paxriverairexpo.com or the Blue Angels at www.blueangels.navy.mil/show.

DANDAN ZOU