Come visit us at The Museum of Military Memorabilia. We have thousands of military artifacts from all branches of the Military. The Museum is located in the Naples Municipal Airport which was originally built by the Army Corps of Engineers to train pilots for the pacific theater in WWII.

What has begun as a Museum Honoring Military Aviation in WWII has evolved into so much more. You can now see historical artifacts dating back to the Revolutionary War and all the way up to the present day Iraq & Afghanistan conflicts.

2012 marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Naples Airport as a WWII Army Air Forces Training Base.

The Blue Angels


The Blue Angels

The Blue Angels is the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron


The Blue Angels team was formed in 1946, making it the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team in the world, after the French Patrouille de France formed in 1931. The Blue Angels six demonstration pilots fly the F/A-18 Hornet, typically in more than 70 shows at 34 locations throughout the United States each year, where they still employ many of the same practices and techniques used in their aerial displays in 1946. An estimated 11 million spectators view the squadron during air shows each full year. The Blue Angels also visit more than 50,000 people in a standard show season (March through November) in schools and hospitals. Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators

Blue Angels
United States Navy Flight Exhibition Team

The Blue Angels

The Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets fly in their trademark tight diamond formation, maintaining 18-inch wing tip to canopy separation.

Active 24 April 1946 to present
Country United States

Branch United States Navy

Role Aerobatic flight demonstration team
Size 16 officers, 110 enlisted
Garrison/HQ NAS Pensacola
NAF El Centro (Winter Airfield)
Colors “Blue Angel” blue


Aircraft flown
Fighter 10 – F/A-18C Hornets(single seat)

2 – F/A-18D Hornets (two seat)
*Note – four aircraft are spares
1 – C-130T Hercules

The Blue Angels use a United States Marine Corps C-130T Hercules, nicknamed “Fat Albert”, for their logistics, carrying spare parts, equipment, and to carry support personnel between shows. Beginning in 1975, “Bert” was used for Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) and short aerial demonstrations just prior to the main event at selected venues, but the JATO demonstration ended in 2009 due to dwindling supplies of rockets. “Fat Albert Airlines” flies with an all-Marine crew of three officers and five enlisted personnel.


The Blue Angels

Fat Albert ” taking off with Rocket support


The Blue Angels


The Blue Angels use a United States Marine Corps C-130T Hercules, nicknamed “Fat Albert”



Video from the cockpit of the Blue Angel ( in the slot Position) Buckle up


Spectacular Video from outside watching show
Video tribute to the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Team – The Blue Angels set to Van Halen’s ‘Dreams’.

“Dreams” by Van Halen (Google Play • iTunes • AmazonMP3)

Van Halen
Members of the 2015 U.S. Navy Blue Angels are:
Flying Blue Angel No.1, Captain Thomas Frosch, USN (Commanding Officer/Flight Leader)
Flying Blue Angel No.2, Lieutenant Matt Suyderhoud, USN (Right Wing)
Flying Blue Angel No.3, Lieutenant Andrew Talbott, USN (Left Wing)
Flying Blue Angel No.4, Lieutenant Commander Nate Barton, USN (Slot)
Flying Blue Angel No.5, Lieutenant Mark Tedrow, USN (Lead Solo)
Flying Blue Angel No.6, Lieutenant Ryan Chamberlain, USN (Opposing Solo)
Flying Blue Angel No.7, Captain Jeff Kuss, USMC (Advance Pilot/Narrator)
Events Coordinator, Blue Angel No.8, Captain Corrie Mays, USMC
Flying Fat Albert, M1, Captain Dusty Cook, USMC
Flying Fat Albert, Major Mark Hamilton, USMC
Flying Fat Albert, Captain Katie Higgins, USMC
Executive Officer, Commander Bob Flynn, USN
Maintenance Officer, Lieutenant Commander Declan Hartney, USN
Flight Surgeon, Lieutenant Joe Schwartz, MC USN
Administrative Officer, Lieutenant junior grade Phillip Harper, USN
Supply Officer, Lieutenant Gregory Bollinger, USN
Public Affairs Officer, Lieutenant junior grade Amber Daniel, USN

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