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Blue Angels to headline 2021 Air Show

November 16, 2020 | 9:22 am

Updated November 16, 2020 | 9:28 am

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The U.S. Navy Blue Angels Demonstration Team will be back to headline the 2021 Owensboro Air Show, scheduled for Aug. 13-15, and they’ll be showing off two new aircrafts.

To celebrate their 75th show season as a demonstration team, the Blue Angels will incorporate the C-130J Super Hercules (a transport aircraft) and F/A-18E Super Hornet (tactical fighter jet).

Members of the Blue Angels flew into Owensboro’s Mid America Jet on Monday morning to meet with local officials and discuss plans for the show.

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The Blue Angels were last in Owensboro for the 2018 air show, which drew an estimated 70,000 people. They did not return for the 2019 Owensboro Air Show, which did not have a major jet team performance.

No air show was scheduled for 2020, as the City of Owensboro instead opted to host a Hydrofair. However, that event was postponed due to the pandemic.

November 16, 2020 | 9:22 am

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