The Blue Angels are returning to Vero Beach! The elite US Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron announced at the International Council of Airshows Convention in Las Vegas that they will perform at the Vero Beach Air Show April 21-22, 2018. Robert Paugh, president of the air show’s board of directors, reveals the 2018 air show will again be held at the Vero Beach Regional Airport.
The elite jet flight team first performed at the 2014 Vero Beach Air Show, thrilling the thousands of people attending the show. That was their first performance ever on the Treasure Coast. The Blues were scheduled to appear here in June at Vero’s 2016 show but sadly were forced to stand down following the death of their colleague Captain Jeff Kuss, Blue Angel #6, earlier that month in Tennessee. Lt. John “Toby” Keith and Lt. Jaime “Eeyore” Moreno of U. S. Navy TAC DEMO Squadron (106) flew their F/A-18 Hornets in the Blues’ slot with the number ‘6’ on the plane to memorialize the fallen Angel.
The all-volunteer Vero Beach Air Show board of directors is already meeting to plan the 2018 show; hundreds of volunteers from 14 years old to senior citizens will be needed to help make the show run smoothly. Piper Aircraft was the 2016 show’s Presenting Sponsor; Treasure Coast Newspapers/TCPalm.com /Gannett, the five Treasure & Space Coast Radio Stations, Southern Eagle/Budweiser, The Majestic 11 Theaters, and Waste Management were major sponsors of the 2016 event.
Vero Beach Air Show, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Its mission is to promote volunteerism, support the prevention of child abuse, honor men and women who are serving or have served in the armed forces, encourage military recruiting, provide wholesome affordable family entertainment and aviation education, and promote the city of Vero Beach, the Vero Beach Regional Airport, and area businesses. Send an email to email@example.com to find out how to donate to these worthy causes or to become an early sponsor of the show.
The show is held every two years in even years. Follow the website and the show’s Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest news about the 2018 show, including announcements of additional performers.
Vero Beach is proud to have been chosen to be one of only 32 shows nationwide and the only site on Florida’s Treasure Coast where the Blue Angels are scheduled to perform in 2018.
Additional performers for the 2018 Vero Beach Air Show will be announced nearer to show time.
April 21-22, 2018
Plan to attend for a weekend of excitement and thrills; you’ll have the time of your life and help support our worthy causes at the same time. Through our 501(c)3 charitable organization, proceeds of the show benefit our veterans of military service and the prevention of child abuse.
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