Home to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola Naval Air Station serves as the main training base for all U.S. Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard pilots, including the elite Blue Angels. The Blue Angels practice their precision flying skills directly above the base; check the website in advance for practice schedules. At the National Naval Aviation Museum, you can view over 150 restored aircraft, including the NC-4, which holds the title of the first plane to cross the Atlantic, and the rare SBD Dauntless Bureau Number 2106, which fought in the Battle of Midway. Admission, parking, and guided tours by foot or by trolley are all free. PutPensacola Naval Air Station into our Pensacola trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Pensacola Naval Air Station reviews
Unless you have a DoD ID and can wrangle a guest visit from a current DoD pass holder, this place if OFF-LIMITS to you. A combination of factors have conspired to prevent visits by the general... more »
If you are military, the base has a nice walking path along a sea wall with historic facts to read. The lighthouse is open to all & a must do. more »
The museum was breathtaking and so informative. I especially liked the models of the aircraft carriers since my Dad and Brother each served on them while in the Navy.
Dont miss this! Free viewing of the amazing Blue Angels. Check the practice schedule and get there early to get a seat up on the bleachers for best views. Then check out the museum. A real treat for any aviation fan.
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