NAS Jax Hosts Air Show
Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville (Jax) hosted an air show featuring the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, and 13 other military and civilian aviation acts at its airfield, Oct. 24-26.
The air show broke previous NAS Jax air show attendance records with more than 297,000 people and 2,100 boaters attending during the three-day event.
A lot of effort was put into moving air show traffic off base in a timely manner.
The execution of an event that has thousands of moving parts gives the American public the opportunity to understand why America’s Navy is a global force for good. Celebrating the sights and sounds of freedom is NAS Jax’s way of giving back to the city of Jacksonville and surrounding communities that are so supportive of the military men and women.
Nearly 4,000 public school students and Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets visited the station for the air show dress rehearsal, Oct. 24.
The 2014 NAS Jax Air Show will go down in naval aviation history books as the most memorable three-day event for military and civilian aviation enthusiasts in Northeast Florida.
Press release, Image: US Navy