"The Blue Angels will resume public practice demonstrations on Monday, June 27th and Tuesday, June 28th. The demonstrations begin at 11:30 AM Central Standard Time and can be viewed from the flight line behind the National Naval Aviation Museum. There will be no autograph session this week. Stay tuned to our website and social media for the latest updates."

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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Scott Carpenter Passes
posted in News on June 21, 2013 in News on 6/21/2013
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Scott CarpenterThe Naval Aviation Museum Foundation is deeply saddened at the passing of our friend Scott Carpenter, Naval Aviator and one of the original Mercury Seven Astronauts.

The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation is deeply saddened at the passing of Scott Carpenter, one of the original seven Mercury astronauts. Scott Carpenter had a special tie to the National Naval Aviation Museum. Over 50 years ago, as a young Navy lieutenant commander, Scott Carpenter visited NAS Pensacola shortly after completing the second orbital flight of Project Mercury. He presented his Wings of Gold to Navy Rear Admiral Magruder Tuttle, who then declared “the Naval Aviation Museum is hereby established.” Carpenter’s Wings of Gold became the first official artifact of the Naval Aviation Museum, which opened its doors to the public in June 1963. The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation expresses our condolences and salutes his service to our country. Scott Carpenter was scheduled to be our guest of honor at the Museum’s 50th Anniversary Celebration earlier this month, unfortunately this event did not take place due to the government shutdown and will be rescheduled.

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