Blue Angels to transition to Super Hornet

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)

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