Preliminary US Navy Blue Angels 2023 Appearance Schedule (as of 12/7/2021)
March 11: NAF El Centro’s Festival of Flight – El Centro, CA
March 18-19: Naval Base Ventura County Air Show – NAS Point Mugu, CA
March 25-26: Defenders of Liberty Airshow – Barksdale AFB, LA
April 1-2: SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo – Lakeland, FL
April 15-16: NAS Key West Southernmost Air Spectacular – NAS Key West, FL
April 22-23: MCAS Beaufort Airshow – MCAS Beaufort, SC
April 29-30: Fort Lauderdale Air Show – Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 6-7: Wings Over South Texas – Corpus Christi, TX
May 13-14: Scott AFB Open House & Airshow – Scott AFB, IL
May 20-21: Wings Over Wayne – Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
May 24-25: US Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD
May 27-29: Pocono Raceway Airshow – Long Pond, PA
June 10-11: The Great Tennessee Airshow – Smyrna, TN
June 17-18: Columbus Air Show – Columbus, OH
June 24-25: Rhode Island National Guard Open House Airshow – North Kingstown, RI
July 1-2: Tinker AFB Air and Space Show – Oklahoma City, OK
July 8: Pensacola Beach Airshow – Pensacola, FL
July 15-16: Duluth Airshow – Duluth, MN
July 22-23: Milwaukee Air & Water Show – Milwaukee, WI
August 5-6: Seafair – Seattle, WA
August 12-13: Yellowstone International Air Show – Billings, MT
August 19-20: KC Airshow – New Century, KS
August 26-27: Lincoln Airshow – Lincoln, NE
September 2-4: Canadian International Air Show – Toronto, ON, Canada
September 16-17: NAS Oceana Airshow – NAS Oceana, VA
September 23-24: MCAS Miramar Airshow – MCAS Miramar, CA
September 30-October 1: Oregon International Airshow – McMinnville, OR
October 7-8: San Francisco Fleet Week – San Francisco, CA
October 14-15: Grand Junction Airshow – Grand Junction, CO
October 21-22: Sea and Sky Air Show – Jacksonville Beach, FL
October 28-29: Greenfield Airshow – Greenfield, IN
November 3-4: Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow – NAS Pensacola, FL
https://www.newsairshow.com/headlines/2 ... p5atGpyXGYThe U.S. Navy Blue Angels have announced their Commanding Officer for the 2023 and 2024 air show seasons, Commander Alexander P. Armatas.
Commander Alexander Armatas is a native of Skaneateles, New York, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. Commander Armatas earned his wings at Naval Air Station Meridian in June 2005.
Currently, Commander Armatas serves as the Commanding Officer of VFA-105, nicknamed the “Gunslingers.” He joined VFA-105 in May of 2019, serving as Executive Officer prior to taking command in January 2021.
From December 2016 to July 2018, Commander Armatas served as the Strike Fighter Placement Officer for the Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee, and was responsible for Officer manpower for all east coast and Japan-based Strike Fighter Squadrons, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
Commander Alexander Armatas will take command of the Blue Angels following the conclusion of the 2022 air show season, relieving Captain Brian C. Kesselring, who took command of the team in September of 2019.
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