Monday, September 2, 2019

Blue Angels and the Naval Museum

What can be more fun than to hang out at the lovely Gulf Beaches around Pensacola and watch the Blue Angels training for their next air show? See their unbelievable precision flights at the Sun’n Fun air show - or any other air show in the country?

The next best thing would be a visit to the National Naval Aviation Museum, the world’s largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the State of Florida.  Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  More than 150 beautifully restored aircraft are representing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation. 

Best of all: Admission is free!

The entrance is at the West Gate off Blue Angel Parkway 
(1878 S Blue Angel Pkwy)

Forms of identification acceptable to get on base: Driver’s License, Passport, Voter Registration, School ID, Native American tribal Document, Federal, State or locally issued ID Card. An international passport is required for non-U.S. Citizen visitors to access the Naval Air Station Pensacola. After all, visitors are entering a military base!

Movie Times in the Museum:
9:30 a.m. Journey to Space
10:00 a.m. Magic of Flight
11:00 a.m. Aircraft Carrier
12:00 p.m. Magic of Flight
1:00 p.m. Aircraft Carrier
2:00 p.m. D-Day:  1944
3:00 p.m. Magic of Flight
4:00 p.m. Aircraft Carrier

National Naval Aviation Museum visitors can now even take a virtual walk on the moon through the museum's new attraction: The Apollo 11 VR Experience.

One day at the museum is just too few to admire all the wonderful artifacts and the skillful arranged vintage decorations which creates the mood for the times in which the airplanes have been flown.  Very moving also to watch Navy veterans who are visiting the museum, some are in their nineties.

Light Tower Museum at the Naval Air Base

Just a minute from the Naval Air Museum is the tiny Pensacola Lighthouse Museum.  Do your daily workout and climb up 177 steps to the top of the light tower.  During the week you might be even able to be at flight level with the Blue Angel squadron. 

Have a picknick in the lovely grounds around the light tower and walk or jog the foresty surroundings and admire the many native plants - year round - such as these berries in late December.

American Beauty Berry



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