In order to align NAS Pensacola with security directives issued by the Secretary of the Navy, the air station commanding officer has directed that beginning February 1, 2016, all visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas and Pensacola Lighthouse who do not possess a Department of Defense identification card or are unescorted by the holder of a Department of Defense identification card, will be required to enter the installation via the West Gate located off Blue Angel Parkway. Click here for directions.

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ZPG-2 Snowbird

From this cockpit removed from the control car of the ZPG-2 airship "Snow Bird," Commander Jack R. Hunt commanded a crew that flew into history during March 1957. Launching from Naval Air Station (NAS) South Weymouth, Massachusetts, the airship made two crossings of the Atlantic before touching down at NAS Key West, Florida. All told, "Snow Bird" spent just over eleven days aloft in covering 9,448 miles without refueling. For his performance on the flight, Hunt received the Harmon International Trophy for Aeronautics.

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