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Blue Angels Grounded for Now

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels have canceled shows through mid-May, including the April 4-5 show scheduled for Naval Air Station Kingsville. Courtesy photo

Originally set to fly through the skies over Naval Air Station Kingsville on April 4-5, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels has canceled all air shows through mid-May in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“I sincerely appreciate all of the hard work and planning that has taken place,” said Capt. Erik Spitzer, NAS Kingsville commanding officer. “But the safety and good health of our base personnel and our friends and partners in the community is paramount.”

Anyone who has purchased upgraded seating or chalets tickets will be contacted by Morale Welfare and Recreation Director Danny Calhan or his staff.

Other air shows canceled are:

• April 18-19, JB Charleston South Carolina Expo

• April 25-26, Vero Beach Air Show, Florida

• May 2-3, MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina

• May 9-10, Dyess Big Country Air Fest, Texas

• May 16-17, Power in the Pines Air Show, McGuire, New Jersey

Blue Angels are posting updates on the group's Facebook page.

This was to be the last year to see the Blue Angels fly the iconic blue and gold F/A-18 Hornet aircraft. When the Angels take the air next year, they will be showcasing the new F/A-18 Super Hornet.

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