Veteran Voices: An Evening with the Blue Angels

In partnership with the Columbus Air Show, we’re bringing members of the Blue Angels team to the Museum for a meet and greet as well as an opportunity to learn about the inspiring culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.

Since 1946, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels have performed for more than 500 million fans. 2023 marks two special occasions: the 50th anniversary of women in Naval aviation and the first female pilot for the Blue Angels, Lieutenant Amanda Lee. 

Ticket holders will have special access to the Museum starting at 5:30 p.m. Parking is free.

The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the teamwork and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps through flight demonstrations and community outreach while inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country.

In 1946, the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Chester Nimitz, had a vision to create a flight exhibition team in order to raise the public’s interest in naval aviation and boost Navy morale. In the 1940’s, the Blue Angels thrilled audiences with their precision combat maneuvers in the F6 Hellcat, the F8 Bearcat and the F9 Panther. During the 1950’s, they refined their demonstration with aerobatic maneuvers in the F9 Cougar and F-11 Tiger and introduced the first six-plane delta formation, still flown to this day. By the end of the 1960’s, the Blue Angels were flying the F-4 Phantom, the only two seat aircraft flown by the delta formation. In 1986, they celebrated their 40th Anniversary by unveiling the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet. In 2021, the Blue Angels transitioned to their current aircraft the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and celebrated their 75th anniversary.


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June 16, 2023


7:00 pm

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$1 Admission on Jan. 16 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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