December 5, 2019

US Naval Academy Graduation Flyover

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels have announced that they will not be performing the flyover at the US Naval Academy (USNA) graduation and commissioning on May 27.

It is a long-standing tradition that the Blue Angels perform a fly-over at the graduation ceremony for US Naval Academy graduates, and there has been wide speculation whether they would perform as they are currently on a safety stand-down order due to unsafe manoevers at the Lynchburg Regional Air Show on May 22.

US Naval Academy Graduation Flyover

US Naval Academy Graduation

The USNA graduation flyover will now be performed by the Strike Fighter Squadron 143 (VFA-143), based out of Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia.


Blue Angels Announcement