Pensacola, Florida - U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced it will begin training flights in preparation to resume the team's Pensacola practice and air show season schedules, today.

The team will fly its first training flight in a "Big V" formation, with five aircraft over downtown Pensacola and Pensacola Beach, Florida, June 16.

The training flight will be visible to the general public and take place at approximately 9:30 a.m. The formation will fly over Perdido Key toward Pensacola Beach, then over Palafox Street in downtown Pensacola, from South to North, then North to South before returning to Forrest Sherman Field at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.