Blue Angels prepare for Oceana Air Show

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Oceana Air Show is back after budget cuts forced the planes to be grounded last year.

The Navy’s Blue Angels had to cancel a good chunk of its schedule in 2013, but not this year. 10 On Your Side stopped by to see the planes ready to roar.

Photos: Blue Angels at NAS Oceana

Blue Angel pilot, Major Brandon Cordill, and his co-pilots have done about 35 shows this year, and find people have missed them.

“We’ve been having record attendance at each and every show that we do,” he said. “Having not flown for a year, I think we’re starting to see the impact of that as we go to different show sites. A lot of the air shows are kind of caught off guard as to how many people have showed up.”

And Oceana will be no exception. So, if you’re going, get there early. Gates open at 8 a.m. and events at the air show begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. If you don’t have tickets yet, you’ll have to get them at the gate because online sales are finished.

The following items will not be allowed inside the event:

  • Ice chest or coolers
  • Large bags
  • Backpacks
  • Pets
  • Glass containers

If you’re headed out to the air show this weekend, there will be a detour for a time. London Bridge Road, from Central Drive to International Parkway, will be closed from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

For more information visit the NAS Oceana Air Show official website.

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