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. Flying will start at approximately 10:30 am and the Blue Angels will perform at 3:00 pm. See our performer page for a list and description of who is appearing at the show.

We’ve worked through the timeline and have the following sequence of events scheduled. Bear in mind that times and performances are subject to change right up until show time:

Saturday & Sunday

  • 10:28   Air Show starts with Bill Leff warm-up in the T-6 Texan
  • 10:34   Scott “Scooter” Yoak warms up his P-51 Mustang, “Quicksilver”
  • 10:40   Warrior Jet Team Demonstration
  • 10:55   Bob Carlton in the Salto Jet Powered Glider
  • 11:07   F/A-18C Hornet Tactical Demonstration
  • 11:26   The Shockwave Jet Truck
  • 11:37   National Anthem Flag Jump
  • 11:55   U.S. Navy Air Power Demo
    • Basic Fighter Maneuver Demonstration (1 versus 1)
    • SH-60 Special Operations Insert
    • Air to Ground Demonstration (with pyrotechnics)
    • SH-60 Special Operations Extraction
    • In-Flight Refueling Demonstration
    • POW/MIA Flag Tribute Parachute Jump
    • Fleet Flyby
  • 12:40  Geico Skytypers Demonstration
  • 1:02    F-22 Raptor Tactical Demonstration
  • 1:17    USAF Heritage Flight (F-22 and P-51)
  • 1:30    Scott “Scooter” Yoak P-51 Mustang Demonstration
  • 1:42    Black Daggers Parachute Team
  • 1:48    Skydive Suffolk Team Jump
  • 1:57    Bill Leff, T-6 Texan
  • 2:12    F/A-18F Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration
  • 2:33    Rob Holland, MXS-RH
  • 2:45    The Shockwave Jet Truck
  • 3:00    U.S. Navy Blue Angels
  • 4:00    End of Show

Saturday Evening, Beach Blast at 31st Street, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, September 10th

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 2016 Blue Angel team. Music and entertainment continues until the event’s conclusion at 9:30 p.m. Parking is available in the parking structure on the corner of 31st Street and Atlantic Avenue.