June 17 - 18, 2017
Beach & Boardwalk
16th Street - Show Center
410-289-2800 or 800-626-2326
Event Type: Family
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to Ocean City, Maryland on June 17-18, 2017, to headline the 10th anniversary edition of the OC Air Show. For the latest updates on performer announcements for the 2017 OC Air Show follow our Facebook Page.
A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits the skills possessed by all naval aviators. The Blue Angels’ C-130, affectionately known as Fat Albert, begins each demonstration by showcasing its maximum-performance capabilities during a ten-minute performance. Following Fat Albert’s performance the six Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet’s will soar overhead, entering from behind the crowd and announcing themselves with the “sound of freedom!” You’ll see the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-jet diamond formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of two Solo pilots followed by the pinnacle of precision flying, when the solos join the diamond and perform in the six-jet Delta Formation.
The mission of the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach. The Blue Angels are based at Forrest Sherman Field at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. The squadron spends January through March training at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California for their winter training preparing for the show season.
"The OC Air Show keeps getting bigger and better thanks to the support of the Town of Ocean City and the hundreds of thousands of spectators who come out to make it a success, some from as far away as New York, Ohio and the Carolinas” said Bryan Lilley, President of the OC Air Show.
For more information and to purchase Premium Viewing and VIP tickets, visit ocairshow.com or call 877-722-2927. Premium Viewing and the Flight Line Club were sold out last year for both Saturday and Sunday, so attendees are encouraged to purchase early.