August 6, 2020

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