The Spirit of St. Louis Air Show, last held in 2007, has been revived to mark the Spirit of St. Louis Airport's 50th anniversary, said John Bales, president of the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show committee and Spirit of St. Louis Airport director.
The air show will be held May 3-4, 2014, and the Blue Angels will be included in the lineup of flying displays. The show will also include ground aircraft displays, and science, technology, engineering and math activities and displays.
The Blue Angels' participation in the air show coincides with St. Louis Navy Week, April 28 - May 4, 2014. Navy Week is designed to give residents an opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people and its importance to national security and prosperity. The Navy plans to include the following elements in the week-long celebration:
- "Blue Angels," The Navy Flight Demonstration Team
- "Leap Frogs," The Navy Parachute Team
- Navy Divers and/or Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal teams
- Sailors from USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world
- Navy Band musical performances
- Admirals and other senior Navy leaders, who will engage with local corporate, civic, government and education leaders
- Navy simulators and other interactive displays
- Visits to area schools
- Community service projects and events with local sports franchises
- Visits with local veterans
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