The Blue Angels are coming back to Hawaii.
The elite flight demonstration team will return this October.
They’ll be taking part in an open house and air show at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe on Oct. 17 and 18.
The air show is open to the public with free admission and free parking. The gates are tentatively set to open to the public at 9 a.m. on both days.
Security restrictions will be in place.
The Blue Angels will use the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft to exhibit the choreographed refinement of skills possessed by all naval aviators. There will also be demonstrations by the Blue Angels C-130 Hercules support aircraft, known affectionately as “Fat Albert,” a reference to the 1970s popular cartoon character.
The Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron is among the most popular aviation acts in the world, entertaining approximately 11 million people last air show season.
The air show will also offer static displays of vintage and modern aircraft, food booths and a carnival midway for the kids featuring rides, games and more. The open house aspect of the air show provides the community a first-hand look at Marine Corps capabilities.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s last air show was in 2012, drawing nearly 110,000 people during the two-day event.