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2011 Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show Starts This Friday

imageVA Beach-The 2011 Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show officially kicks off at 5:30 pm Friday evening, September 23rd, 2011 with the stunning Twilight Air Show. Don’t miss dazzling sunset and nighttime aerial performances and blazing pyrotechnics. During the twilight portion of our show, you’ll see performances by vintage U.S. Navy Warbirds as well as a military tactical demonstration by the F/A-18 Hornet. When the sun sets, you’ll be thrilled by heart-stopping night-time displays by Gene Soucy, Bill Leff, Bob Carlton’s Jet Powered Glider, the Shockwave Jet Truck and the British Red Devils jump team. Admission and parking are free and gates open at 5:00 pm. When the show ends, make sure you stop by the NAS Oceana Officer’s Club to enjoy a refreshing beverage in this legendary watering hole.

The 2011 NAS Oceana Air Show’s main event occurs on Saturday and Sunday the 24th and 25th of September. This year’s action-packed lineup includes the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as well as top civilian performers like Gene Soucy, the GEICO Skytypers, Bill Leff and Bob Carlton and his jet-powered sailplane. In honor of the Centennial of Naval Aviation, you’ll see B, 2011ob Coolbaugh and his 1911 Curtiss Pusher, an exact and flying replica of the aircraft flown by Eugene Ely, the first to fly from and land on the deck of a ship. We’ll also have U.S. Naval aircraft represented from World War II, Korea and Vietnam to include the F4U Corsair, F4F Wildcat, F8F Bearcat, TBM Avenger, SBD Dauntless, AD-1 Skyraider, A-4 Skyhawk and more. You’ll also see modern military aircraft as well like tactical demonstrations by the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet, the E-2C Hawkeye and the USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon and you’ll thrill to a heart-stopping parachute performance by the British Red Devils. You also won’t want to miss the smoke and flames of the Shockwave Jet Truck or the awesome spectacle of the US Navy Air Power Demonstration where locally based squadrons simulate airfield attacks accompanied by booming pyrotechnics.  Please visit the "Performers" page for details of each of these remarkable aerial artists.

On Saturday night, September 24th, make sure to take a trip to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and attend the 31st Street Park Beach Blast adjacent to the Hilton Virginia Beach. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a free concert. When the sun sets, there will be a Super Hornet afterburner flyover to kick-off the official portion of the show, immediately followed by a team parachute jump onto the beach. Once the jumpers have been presented to the crowd, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will take the stage to introduce the 2011 Blue Angel team. Music and entertainment will be provided until the event’s conclusion at 10 p.m. This is a free event and parking is available in the parking structure on the corner of 31st Street and Atlantic Avenue.

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