Pensacola, Florida: Blue Angel on a Stick

A Grumman F-9 Cougar jet -- one of the Blue Angel performance planes -- is on display banked nearly horizontal over a Florida Welcome Center.
Address:
Interstate 10 E., Pensacola, FL
Directions:
At the first rest area on eastbound Interstate 10 as you cross into Florida from Alabama; milepost 4.
Admission:
Free
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Jet on a stick.

Blue Angel on a Stick

The aircraft on a stick is no longer an A-4 Skyhawk. It is now a Grumman F-9 Cougar. The Blue Angels flew these from Winter 1954/55 to mid-season 1957 (according to Wikipedia). I don't know when or under what circumstances the plane on a stick was replaced with an earlier aircraft. A rare example of an attraction becoming discontinuously more historical!

[Zoz, 09/26/2016]

Blue Angel jet on a stick.

Blue Angel on a Stick

All you need to do to see this attraction is to pull into the Welcome Center. It's pretty big and I think you can see it from the Interstate, but it only takes a few minutes to pull off, take a picture, and continue on your merry way.

[Tara, 09/10/2012]

Follow the Blue Angel to the exit. Florida awaits!

Blue Angel Jet

An A4 Skyhawk jet is on display, soaring over the Florida Welcome Center on Interstate 10. Pensacola is home to the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron known as the Blue Angels.

[Vicki Stevison, 08/29/2012]

Different than most planes-on-a-stick in that it's angled almost horizontal over the parking lot; a bold display for such an expensive prop.

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