US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet to star at Vero Beach Air Show

160211-N-GZ947-004 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 10, 2016) ÐAn F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 flies a mission. Providing a combat-ready force to protect collective maritime interests, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago / Released)
F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 flies a mission. Providing a combat-ready force to protect collective maritime interests, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago / Released)

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The U. S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet, flown by Lt. John “Toby” Keith, will appear in the Blue Angels’ slot at the Vero Beach Air Show June 25-26 at the Vero Beach Regional Airport. This is flying you won’t want to miss! The beloved Super Hornet will fly in the Blue Angels slot. The Blues continue to stand down following the death of their #6 colleague, Capt. Jeff Kuss, in a training accident in Smyrna, Tennessee, earlier in June.

Corsair 2The show also features nationally known award-winning air show acts, including Rob Holland, Shockwave jet-powered truck, the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, Mike Goulian, Kyle Franklin, Greg Shelton, wing walker Ashley Key, Jacquie Warda, John Black, the Misty Blues All Woman Skydiving Team, and a Commemorative Air Force F4U Corsair.

Thirty static military and civilian aircraft displays, including a C-17 and four A-10s, will be on display. You can take a ride in a warbird, see native Florida animals in the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary exhibit, and enjoy the FREE Family Fun Zone complete with Windjammer Slide, Giant Obstacle Course, and Bungee Run; there’s even a Bounce House and a Crazy Slide for children 5 and under.

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