July 2 UPDATE: The air show has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
PENSACOLA, June 27, 2020—Plans for the 2020 Pensacola Beach Air Show next month have been adjusted to allow for COVID-19 social distancing.
The Santa Rosa Island Authority staff and air show performers have designed the four-day event program around social distancing in observance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.
To further comply with CDC recommendations, the air show has no center point, which allows the footprint to be expanded.
The modified program for 2020 will provide an air show from Park East on Pensacola Beach to Orange Beach, Ala.
Fans of the Blue Angels will have an opportunity to view and hear the series of beach flyovers July 8-11.
Each day will have similar flight maneuvers and each show will last 45 minutes, weather permitting.
This expanded schedule will give the public four different opportunities to view the performances at least once.
To beat the summer heat and reduce the strain on available resources, each show day will begin at 10 a.m. with aerial displays along the beach.
On July 10 and July 11, three civilian acts will follow the Blue Angels performance. These will be flown over Casino Beach from 11:30 a.m. to noon.