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Blue Angels Soar Over Annapolis

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week (May 21st and 22nd), the Navy’s renowned flight demo squadron, the Blue Angels, returned to Annapolis, Maryland, for the annual United States Naval Academy Commencement Week. The aerial shows are highly anticipated and draw huge numbers of residents, boaters, and tourists to the region to capture the excitement of the roaring Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornets.

Learn more about the Blue Angels and the brand new IMAX movie that puts the viewer in the cockpit with the pilots (to be released on Prime Video this summer, too) at

The Annapolis Harbor was full of sailboats, powerboats, fishingboats…you name it! And the visuals that folks took with their cameras and phones were incredible. Here are are few of our favorites from social media (X, Instagram) that captured the excitement!

This next one is probably the fishiest entry on socials yesterday! Go Melody!

This is a nice video of the Angels soaring over the Naval Academy!

From the Navy’s own Chief of Naval Operations!

Here’s a good view of the Annapolis Harbor and USNA seawall!

Amazing photos!

And, here’s a video we took at last year’s show from Round Bay, Severn River.