PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (WALA) -- The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will attempt to perform a limited show for Friday and Saturday’s Pensacola Beach Air Show at 2 p.m., as long as weather and winds are within their limits. Strong surf in the Gulf has prevented the U.S. Coast Guard ships to be able to mark center point and show right today and tomorrow.
Local military aircraft from Whiting Field Naval Air Station will be making passes along with the U.S. Coast Guard C-130 from Clearwater, Fla., if winds and weather are within limits, according to a news release.
The civilian acts of the Pensacola Beach Air Show have been canceled Friday and Saturday due to tropical storm-force winds and waves, coupled with the lack of water rescue assets.
“The SRIA recognizes the amazing commitment that the Blue Angel team is even willing to attempt to make this show a reality,” said Paolo Ghio, executive director of the Santa Rosa Island Authority, for the news release.
The SRIA, along with the FAA and Escambia Emergency Management, is going to decide Saturday’s air show briefing at 8 a.m. and release a news brief immediately following.
The air show’s rain date is still available for Sunday, July 14.