What Kind of Planes Can Be Seen at the Pensacola Naval Station?


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Naval Air Station Pensacola is home to the Blue Angels, the famous flight demonstration squadron, as well as the National Aviation Museum, which houses historical aircraft ranging from biplanes to the F-14D Tomcat. Visitors to the museum can view, for free, over 150 aircraft and other exhibits.

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The website for the National Aviation Museum includes a list of the aircraft on display. The list includes photographs, history and specifications of each aircraft, as well as related articles. Other exhibits at the museum include models of aircraft carriers, historical documents and uniforms. Flight simulators are also available, ranging from $6 for a simulated ride in one of the Blue Angels, to $20 for a 3D simulator controlled by the visitor, as of August 2015. An IMAX theatre shows movies about aviation, space and the military with tickets costing about $9 per person.

Though the Blue Angels are stationed aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, they participate in air shows across the country. A schedule of their upcoming shows can be found on their website. The Blue Angels have flown many different aircraft over their 65 year history, but their current flight demonstration aircraft are the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet and the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules.

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