Everything you need to know before you head to the 2017 NAS Oceana Air Show

Posted at 4:30 AM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 18:07:42-04

NAS OCEANA - The 2017 NAS Oceana Air Show is back September 16th and 17th.

This years show is dedicated to the service and sacrifice of military families, being titled "Honor the Homefront".

Gates open at 8 a.m. with performances starting just after 10 a.m. The Blue Angels are set to take off at 3 p.m.

There will be performances from  world-renowned soloists Gene Soucy, Dan Buchanan’s hang glider, Jerry Conley’s Vampire Jet, Bill Leff’s T-6 Texan, the Warrior Flight Team and the original Batcopter flown by Eugene Nock.

Local squadrons performing the F/A-18C Hornet Tactical Demonstration, the F/A-18F Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration and the signature Air Power Demonstration with Fleet Flyby will also take to the skies.

It's free to park and to watch, but you can buy seating if you'd like.

You can bring lawn chairs, umbrellas and cameras. However, you can't bring outside food and water, weapons, pets and backpacks.

Click here for the full list of prohibited items.

Performance Schedule

10:36 AM Bill Leff, T-6 Texan
10:48 AM Eugene Nock, Batcopter
10:58 AM F/A-18 Hornet Tactical Demonstration
11:12 AM National Anthem/Flag Parachute Jump
11:30 AM Air Power Demonstration
11:55 AM POW/MIA Flag Parachute Jump
12:00 PM Fleet Flyby
12:10 PM Jerry Conley, Vampire
12:22 PM Flashfire Jet Dodge
12:34 PM Bill Stein / Dan Buchanan
12:46 PM F-16 Viper Tactical Demonstration
1:01 PM USAF Heritage Flight (F-16/P-51)
1:16 PM Skydive Suffolk/Black Daggers Parachute Jumps
1:36 PM Warrior Jet Team
1:51 PM Hall Automotive Dodge Hellcat Demonstration
1:53 PM Gene Soucy, Showcat
2:05 PM VFC-12 Airborn Change of Command
2:23 PM F/A-18 Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration
2:39 PM Bill Stein
2:51 PM Bill Stein races Flashfire Jet Dodge
3:00 PM Blue Angels Start
4:00 PM Show Ends


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