2018 NAS Oceana Air Show - September 22 & 23
The men and women of Naval Air Station Oceana are busily planning 2018 NAS Oceana Air Show and are very excited to once again open their base up to the public on Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd & 23rd, 2018. This year the NAS Oceana Air Show is pleased to present the United States Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team along with the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds! We’ll also have a host of the best civilian and military performers to include Skytypers, Mike Goulian, Kent Pietsch, Bob Carlton and Tactical Demonstrations by the F-22 Raptor and the F/A-18F Super Hornet. We’re also excited to present the newest AFTERSHOCK Jet Powered Fire Truck! See our Performer Page for all the details on these and a host of other performances.
We are especially honored to celebrate Naval Station Oceana 75th Anniversary. Originally opened in 1943 in the mudflats of Virginia Beach, NAS Oceana is now the East Coast Navy’s thriving Master Jet Base and home to all of Naval Aviation’s F-18 Hornets and Super Hornets.
Schedule of Events
Make sure you arrive early for the NAS Oceana Air Show this year! Gates open at 8:00 am and ADMISSION AND PARKING ARE FREE. The flight line will be packed with static displays, food & novelty vendors and plenty of other things for the whole family to enjoy the entire day. On both Saturday and Sunday, the flying will start at approximately 10:00 am and the Blue Angels will perform at 3:30 pm and the show ends at 4:30 pm. Public must be off the flight line by 5 pm.
10:15am Skydive Suffolk Flag/National Anthem Jump
Air Power Demo
POW Flag Jump
FM2 Wildcat (Greg Shelton)
Warrior Jet Team
11:56am T-6 (Bill Leff)
Jet Glider (Bob Carlton)
USAF F-22 Raptor Demo
Skydive Suffolk/Black Daggers Jump Teams
1:10pm Geico Skytypers
F4U Corsair (Jim Tobul)
F/A-18F Super Hornet Demo
US Navy Tailhook Legacy Flight
AFTERSHOCK Jet Powered Fire Truck
3:30pm US Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Saturday evening Beach Blast at 31st Street, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, September 22nd. This event is free and open to the public. The Beach Blast begins with a free concert at the 31st Street Stage at 6:30 pm staring the United States Fleet Forces Band, Four Star Edition playing the latest hits. Just as the sun is setting, a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet will perform three AFTERBURNER FLYOVERS of the area to highlight the awesome power of Super Hornet. When the sun finally sets, our parachute team will perform a jump onto the beach and then once the jumpers have been presented to the crowd, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will take the stage to introduce the 2018 Blue Angel team and then mix and mingle with the crowd. Music and entertainment continues until the event’s conclusion at 10:00 p.m. Parking is available in the parking structure on the corner of 31st Street and Atlantic Avenue.