Soar with the Blue Angels, retrace the first flight across the Atlantic and stand on the flight deck of the USS Cabot. Fly an F/A-18 mission in a motion-based flight simulator, see an IMAX® film that feels like a bona fide ride with the Blue Angels. Take the flight line bus tour to see 40 more aircraft.
One wing is devoted to World War II carrier aviation and a full-size replica of USS Cabot‘s aircraft carrier island and flight deck. World War II Corsair, Dauntless and Hellcats stand ready for take-off on the wooden flight deck, while the Wildcat, Avenger and Kingfisher fly overhead. Strap yourself into a cockpit trainer to pretend test flights or defending a ship from Cabot‘s anti-aircraft gun battery.
Admission is free. Contact 1750 Radford Blvd, Pensacola FL 32508; 850-453-2025; www.naval-air.org.