Get a sneak peak of what you’ll see by watching this video.
The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels present their world-famous performance at approximately 2 p.m. Additional air demonstrations include the Team Little Rock C-130 “Day in Afghanistan” capabilities exercise, demos by the Canadian Forces CF-18 team the U.S. Navy F/A Super Hornet teams, precision parachuting by the Army Special Operations Jump Team Black Daggers and the Canadian Skyhawks; daring aerobatics by Mike Rinker and Pink Floyd; and nostalgic B-25, F-4, P-47 and P-51 heritage flights.. The open house showcases the Team Little Rock mission as the world’s largest C-130 training base and will dazzle spectators with amazing aerial and ground events from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces from varying eras. Ground displays include the gigantic C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III, B-52 Stratofortress, FexEx 727, a vast array of C-130s including the AC-130 gunship, T-1 Texan and T-38 Tweet trainers, TC-135 and KC-135 aircraft, and Army UH-60 Blackhawk and UH-72 Lakota helicopters. In what is known as a “combat capabilities” exercise, the base’s own C-130 aircraft will show what they do in combat: paratroopers will jump in an exciting display of military power, and they’ll drop heavy equipment and other cargo. Admission is free.
This is the perfect opportunity to visit one of the state’s premier facilities and let the men and women stationed there we appreciate their efforts. Come early and plan on staying late. The air base is located at 840 Leadership Drive in Jacksonville.