Blue Angels Flying Back to Duluth for 2017 Air Show
Angels will return for 2017 air show
It’s official. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are coming back to the Duluth Air Show in 2017.
And today, the Angels were in Duluth for a pre-show visit.
The Blue Angels, the Navy’s flight demonstration squad, came to Duluth to inspect the airport facilities in advance of their performance at next year’s air show.
This will be the first time ever the Duluth air show will be held in back to back years.
The Blue Angels wanted to return to Duluth after a very successful show in 2014, and the Angels are excited about their 2017 performance.
“Look how many people came to the air field today to see one jet come in, imagine if we bring six jets, a C-130, and 70 maintainers. It’s going to be an awesome experience and this is why we do it,” says Lt. Dave Steppe, a member of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
In addition to performing in the air show, the Blue Angels also provide community outreach when they come to town.
They want to inspire others to follow in their footsteps and inspire a culture of excellence from generation to generation.
“We have never before had a show go on while school was in session so we’re going to have a great opportunity for the blues and their crew to get out and talk to kids in the Duluth area, visit schools, and I know they’re excited about that; we’re excited about that,” says Roger Reinert, Public Affairs Director for the Duluth Air Show.
Last summer, more than 45,000 people attended the Duluth Air Show.
Officials are looking for volunteers for next year’s event, which will be held from June 3rd to June 4th.
Tickets are on sale now at http://duluthairshow.com/