NAS PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) - If you're looking for excitement this weekend, then look up.
Although the Blue Angels' season is winding down, there's one big weekend left. The elite flying unit will perform in their annual homecoming show in Pensacola, starting on Friday, Nov. 2.
Blue Angels Special Events Coordinator Lt. Cmdr. Todd Royles said, "It is one of the premier air shows in North America. Some of the greatest civilian performers as well as military performers that you could see anywhere in the world."
On Friday, Naval Air Station Pensacola will open its doors for the Blue Angels' Homecoming Air Show, where this elite team will perform its last show together for the 2012 season.
Royles said, "This is as tight as you're gonna see a Blue Angels Demonstration. We've been honing our skills, all to make sure this is the best show we can put on for the American public."
This weekend will be jam packed with civilian stunt pilots too, like the Red Bull helicopter, which can fly upside down.
There will also be a Saturday concert with Big 'N Rich, but it'll be the Blues that are stealing the show, with demonstrations on Friday and Saturday.
The F/A-18 Hornets will perform with speeds approaching Mach 1 at altitudes as low as 50 feet. During a formation called the Diamond, the jets fly as close together as 18 inches.
Royles said, "They're gonna demonstrate the precision flying capabilities of both machine and man when they do that."
But Royles pointed out that Mach 1 is only half of the jet's true capability. The Blue Angels do not perform to the aircraft's full potential.
"If we went supersonic in the air show, we'd rattle some windows. It's not legal to do that," Royles said with a smile.
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