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.
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As an aviation and military history enthusiast, I highly recommend a visit to NAS Pensacola, climb the lighthouse and watch the aircraft doing touch-and-go’s and fly-bus from Stewart field. The... more »
It's so cool to have a nice museum near us. The NAS museum is amazing. Love the Blue Angels and going to their homecoming. 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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