August 19, 2019

Blue Angels Cancel Millville Air Show

The US Navy Blue Angels have cancelled their performance at the Millville Airshow in Millville, New Jersey, which was scheduled for May 28 and 29.


The Blue Angels were the headline performer for the Memorial Day weekend airshow, which is part of Philadelphia Navy Week celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation.

Millville Airshow - Blue Angels Cancel

Blue Angels cancel their performance at the Millville Airshow.

The Blue Angels were given a safety stand-down order following an unsafe air manoever on May 22 at the Lynchburg Regional Air Show.

In addition to canceling their performance at the Millville Air Show, they have also cancelled Air Shows at the US Naval Academy, and their traditional flyover at the US Naval Academy graduation ceremony.

Strike Fighter Squadron 143 (VFA-143) will be replacing the Blue Angels at the USNA graduation, but it is unclear whether they will fly in place of the Blue Angels at the Millville Airshow.

Links

Blue Angels Announcement

Millville Airshow

Philadelphia Navy Week

Strike Fighter Squadron 143 (VFA-143)

Blue Angels Cancel Naval Academy Air Show

The Blue Angels, or as they are officially known – the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, have cancelled their planned air show that was scheduled for May 24 and 25 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.


The Blue Angels cancelled this air show because of a safety stand-down order issued by their commander in response to a low altitude manoever they performed at the Lynchburg Regional Air Show May 22 in Lynchburg, Virginia that was a little too low.

Blue Angels Cancel Naval Academy Air Show

Blue Angels Cancel Naval Academy Air Show

While the manoever did not result in an accident or crash, and no one was injured, it was too close for comfort so the Blue Angels have been grounded indefinitely, and will be in Pensacola, Florida, their home base, for additional training.

There is no end date given for their stand down order, so it is not clear whether they will do a fly-over at the U.S. Naval Academy, as is a long-standing tradition, or whether they will perform at the Millville Airshow, part of Philadelphia Navy Week, which is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend on May 28 and 29.

Links and Resources

Blue Angels Press Release

Blue Angels Website

Millville Airshow

Philadelphia Navy Week