The Blue Angels are back in Hawaii and are back flying over our skies this weekend. It’s for the annual Wings over the Pacific air show.
Thousands are expected to attend.
The pilots are ready to perform, but some of them say that it’s not just about the show. They shared some advice for the future pilots who’ll be watching.
“Future pilots out there I would say work hard. Do well in school. Do as best you can and never let anyone tell you that you can’t follow those dreams and chase those dreams until one day they hopefully they come true,” said Capt. Justin Taylor, a C-17 Pilot.
“It starts with hard work, discipline, having a goal and having dreams and we’re hoping to spark that interest to set some goals you know,” said Capt. Tom Frosch, a Blue Angels pilot. “That’s how I saw myself as a six-year-old kid. It just sparked an interest in aviation, so that’s what our hope is.”
Capt. John Cummings, an F-22 Raptors pilot, shared more advice for the up and comers.
“Study hard. I mean there’s a lot to learn about in flying a jet and aviation and everything like that so always do your best,” said Cummings. “Do well in school. Join sports teams, community programs, all of that because all of those things are really important in the military and to the Air Force in general.”
“And, the cool thing is that when you get to the point where you love what you’re learning about, it doesn’t really matter. You’re having a good time anyway,” said Cummings.
The Blue Angels won’t be the only ones performing over the weekend. They will be joined by Taylor and Cummings, a C-17 pilot and an F-22 pilot. Both of them will be putting on a show out here as well.
There will also be food, games and entertainment for the kids and for everyone. It’s all free and open to the public.
The event starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.
Organizers say the pilots will be practicing for just over an hour Friday starting at 4 p.m.