Blue Angels to transition to Super Hornet

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The U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform a maneuver during an air show. This year, 2020, will be the last year the team flies the F/A-18 Hornet as they will be transitioning to the F/A-18 Super Hornet in time for the 2021 season. (Navy photograph)
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This year will the last year spectators and enthusiasts will see the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flying their iconic blue and gold F/A-18 Hornet aircraft.

That’s because following this year’s show season, the team will be transitioning to the newer F/A-18 Super Hornet. To facilitate the switch, the team will perform a shorter schedule in 2020 versus previous years to allow for additional training.

There are five opportunities in Southern California for fans to see the Blue Angels this year.

March 14: Naval Air Facility El Centro
March 21-22: Los Angeles County Air Show in Lancaster
Sept. 26-27: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Oct. 3-4: Naval Air Station Point Mugu

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