2011 N’Awlins Air Show this weekend in Belle ChasseMay 4th, 2011 | By Terri Sercovich | Category: news
The 2011 N’Awlins Air Show performer’s line-up for the May 7- 8 air show at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans in Belle Chasse is nearly complete. This year’s show promises to be the biggest and best ever seen in Louisiana.
The air show will feature the Navy’s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, as the Navy celebrates the Centennial of Naval Aviation. In fact, May 8, 2011 marks 100 years of Naval Aviation.
The air show will also feature military air demonstrations from the Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, Army Special Ops Parachute Team Black Dagger, Air Force F-16 Vipers, Navy F/A-18 Hornets, a Marine Corps demonstration and Coast Guard demonstration.
Additionally, scheduled to perform are the Darnell Jet Truck, Indy Boys Jet Bus and Third Strike Wing Walker, the entire Red Bull sponsored aerial performance teams: the Red Bull Air Force (sky diving team), Kirby Chambliss in the Red Bull Edge 540 and Chuck Aaron in the Red Bull Helicopter.
The Centennial Naval Aviation is a year-long event honoring the history of Naval aviation. On May 8, 1911, Navy Capt. Washington Irving Chambers, officer in charge of aviation, prepared the requisition for the Navy’s first aircraft to be purchased from aviator and inventor Glenn H. Curtiss. May 8th is recognized as the official birthday of Naval Aviation.
Gates open at 8 a.m. daily. Performance times are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a concert immediately following the air performances on May 7. Parking and admission is free for all shows.