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The Biloxi sky is going to be a lot more heavenly in the summer of 2018

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels return to Biloxi for two shows in July.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels return to Biloxi for two shows in July. Courtesy U.S. Navy Blue Angels

South Mississippi aviation fans will have to wait until the summer of 2018 to get a glimpse of one of the most esteemed demonstration flying squads in the country.

Biloxi city officials announced Friday that the U.S. Navy Blue Angles will return to Biloxi for two shows. The “Blues Over Biloxi” Air Show will take to the air on July 21-22. The Blues will fly over the east beach in Biloxi.

“It’s been too long since we’ve had the excitement of an air show on the Coast, and we’re honored that the Blue Angels will be here to punctuate another summer of family fun in Biloxi,” Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said in a post on the city’s website. “We expect huge crowds both days — it’s the perfect location for viewing aerial acrobatics over the water.”

The show will also feature the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights Parachute Team, the USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team, ACEMAKER Airshows T-33, a number of aerobatic solo performers, warbird flyovers, Coast Guard rescue demonstrations and military aircraft.

The Blue Angels have been flying since 1946.