The Blue Angels will perform above the Severn River, Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20 as part of the Naval Academy’s Commissioning Week. These events are free and open to the public.
The Blue Angels are the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron and fly a team of six Navy F/A-18 Hornets and a C-130 Hercules, affectionately known as “Fat Albert.” The team will perform a variety of high-speed, aerobatic, precision-maneuvers during their approximately two-hour long, narrated air show at the Naval Academy.
Tuesday, May 19, the Blue Angels will perform circle and arrival maneuvers between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. followed by a rehearsal of their flight demonstration between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 20, the Blue Angels performance and flight demonstration will begin at 2 p.m. The show will be preceded by a fly-by of the Breitling Jet Team, comprised of seven L-39 C Albatros jets. Spectators in viewing areas can tune-in to WNAV radio on 1430AM and 99.9FM to hear the broadcast of the narration.
Bridge and Water Restrictions:
The Naval Academy Police, Maryland State Police, U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Natural Resources Police will enforce the following vehicular and marine safety zones, and boating traffic restrictions during practices and performances by the Blue Angels:
Naval Academy Bridge (Md. Rt. 450) Closures:
The Naval Academy Bridge (Md. Rt. 450) will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the times listed below. Vehicles entering and leaving Annapolis should use Rowe Boulevard or other alternate routes.
TUESDAY, May 19: closed 10:45- 4 p.m. or conclusion of flight rehearsal.
WEDNESDAY, May 20: closed 1:45 p.m.- 4 p.m. or conclusion of flight demonstration.
*** In the event of inclement weather Tuesday, May 19, the Naval Academy Bridge (Md. Rt. 450) will also close from 10:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 20.
Severn River: Marine Restrictions:
At the times listed below, boat traffic and anchoring will be restricted from the
following areas on the Severn River and its tributaries. The southern boundary will be established by Naval Academy Yard Patrol craft, which will mark a line drawn from the quick flashing light at the south end of the Naval Academy seawall to Greenbury Point.
The northern boundary is marked by the U.S. Rt. 50 Severn River Bridge. Both boundaries will be patrolled by the Coast Guard, Department of Natural Resources Police, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Annapolis Police and Fire Rescue boats.
TUESDAY, May 19: No anchoring 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. or conclusion of flight rehearsal.
WEDNESDAY, May 20: No anchoring 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. or conclusion of flight demonstration.
TUESDAY, May 19: No boating 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. or conclusion of flight rehearsal.
WEDNESDAY, May 20: No boating 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. or conclusion of flight demonstration.
Mariners are urged to transit the area with caution while the Naval Academy Yard Patrol craft are anchored in position. The portion of the Severn River defined by the boundaries below will be closed to all boating traffic during the times listed below.
Severn River: Marine Restrictions:
During periods of restricted boating on the Severn, shoreline residents’ boats moored to a permanent dock in the affected area may remain secured to their docks. However, by order of the commander, 5th Coast Guard District, a special local regulation has been issued which closes the river to all other boats — either underway, anchored or on mooring buoys — during practices and performances by the Blue Angels. (Please call Coast Guard Activities Baltimore at (410) 576-2693 for additional details.)
For more information about the Blue Angels, visit www.blueangels.navy.mil.