The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline the Great Colorado Air Show in October.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are returning to Colorado for the first time since 2002 to headline the Great Colorado Air Show this October. The team will also be flying its new aircraft, the F/A-18 Super Hornet.

The new aircraft is the Blue Angels' first aircraft transition in 35 years when the team switched from the A-4F Skyhawk II to the F/A-18 Hornet. The new Super Hornet jets are 25% larger than their older counterparts. 

The last time the Blue Angels made an appearance in Colorado was during the 2002 Great Colorado Air Show. This year marks the team's 75th anniversary, and guests will be treated to their signature formations, aerobatics, and deafening, mystifying planes. The highest speed the team has gone during an air show is 700 miles per hour. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The show will include eight of the new Super Hornets and a Marine C-130J Super Hercules transporter. 

The Loveland show is one stop on a series of air shows for the Blue Angels. The team will appear in 30 cities, which started in April in Jacksonville, Florida, and will end in November in Pensacola, Florida. 

The Great Colorado Air Show is happening Saturday, October 16, and Sunday, October 17, at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Loveland. Tickets go on sale on July 6. Learn more about the event and what to expect here

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