POINT MUGU – The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will be joined by the U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, as co-headliners for the 2023 Point Mugu Air Show March 18-19, at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), Point Mugu.
For 77 years, the Blue Angels have showcased the teamwork and professionalism of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps through flight demonstrations and community outreach while inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country for nearly 500 million fans. The Blues showcase the mainstay of modern Naval air power operating off U.S. aircraft carriers, the combat-proven F/A-18 Super Hornet, along with the Marine Corps' premiere logistics support aircraft, the C-130J.
The Thunderbirds perform for people all around the world to display the pride, precision, and professionalism the U.S. Air Force represents. Through air shows and flyovers, they aim to excite and inspire. In addition to showcasing the elite skills all pilots must possess, the Thunderbirds demonstrate the incredible capabilities of the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
The Point Mugu Air Show, Ventura County’s largest public event, is open to the public, and offering 2-show dates, March 18, 19, 2023. Gates open at 8 a.m. daily. Parking, admission, and blanket seating are free. Upgraded preferred seating options are available.
The Point Mugu Air Show began in 1960, called the Space Fair, as the space race was getting underway. It was an opportunity to show the community what Point Mugu does and introduce them to the continuing innovations in aviation. Carnival rides, including a Ferris wheel and circus size tents filled the ramp in front of Hangar-553. Static display aircraft from Point Mugu, including the P-2 Neptune and flight demonstrations featuring the Army Golden Knights and an Army helicopter took place during the morning and afternoon. Since then, the air show has changed names and featured the Navy’s Blues, Canada’s Snowbirds, and the Air Force Thunderbirds. 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the Navy at Point Mugu (NAWC), and the first airshow to feature dual-premiere demonstration teams, the Blue Angels, and the Thunderbirds.
March 15, 2023 - Arrival, Media Flights
March 16, 2023 - Media Day
March 17, 2023 - Navy Family Day
March 18-19, 2023 - Public Air Show
Naval Base Ventura County, NAS Point Mugu, Calif.
311 Main Rd, Point Mugu, CA 93042
General phone: (805) 989-7209
08:00 Gates open
10:00 Honors/National Anthem
U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team, Blue Angels
-F/A-18 Super Hornet
-The "Fat Albert" C-130J Super Hercules
U.S. Air Force Flight Demonstration Team, Thunderbirds,
-F-16C Fighting Falcon
Red Bull Sky Dive Team
Civilian Performers TBD
FMK38 Hawker Hunter
*Subject to Change
Show is free to the general public
Parking is free to the general public
Base access (within airshow space) is open to the general public (March 18-19, 2023)
VIP/Chalet Ticket Information TBD
Additional information: https://www.pointmuguairshow.com/
NBVC is excited to host you, your friends and family as our guests at Point Mugu. Our goal is to provide a safe, inclusive, and enjoyable air show experience. The NBVC staff is committed to making every effort to minimize delays (entering and departing) and maximizing fun.
NBVC is asking for your cooperation in keeping potentially dangerous items safely outside the flight line gates. Expect all bags to be inspected and all individuals are subject to search prior to entering the air show flight area. To expedite this process, there will be checkpoints at all entrances and high traffic areas. Large bags, backpacks, ice chests and coolers will not be permitted. It is recommended that spectators minimize the number and size of permitted items to reduce the inspection time prior to access into the flight line area.
Please note that this security applies to all military and civilian personnel and is in effect throughout the event.
The following items are prohibited and subject to confiscation:
Weapons (regardless of permit) including firearms, knives, multitools, toy weapons
Alcoholic beverages, unless purchased from approved event vendors
All pets, excluding service animals
Ice chests or coolers larger than 2 gallons
Bags larger than a small purse
Backpacks larger than 8 x 11 inches
Bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, scooters, skateboards
The following items are permitted on the flight line. All permitted items will be inspected prior to admission to the flight area. It is strongly recommended that spectators minimize the number and size of permitted items to reduce access time into the flight line:
Handheld portable electronics (televisions, radios)
Fanny packs, purses, small bags (preferred clear)
Non-alcoholic food and beverage
Cameras and camcorders are highly encouraged
Infant care utilities (strollers, diaper bags)
Unattended bags and packages will be removed from the premises
Strollers and wheelchairs are not provided or available for rent
Sun protection (hats, sunscreen) is highly recommended
Comfortable footgear is recommended