Northrop Grumman Becomes Presenting Sponsor of The Great Florida Air Show Set for May 15-16
By Space Coast Daily // January 28, 2021
at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport
Blue Angels to Headline The Great Florida Air Show in First Melbourne Appearance Since 2015; Debuting New F-18 Super Hornet Jets
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) in partnership with The Air Show Network announced that Northrop Grumman has agreed to become Presenting Sponsor of The Great Florida Air Show.
The Air Show will take place on May 15 and 16 at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as the headlining act.
This is the Team’s first return to Melbourne since 2015.
The Blue Angels are slated for 30 performances in the 2021 season and Melbourne is one of the first show sites to view the Team’s new aircraft the F-18 Super Hornet.
Since retiring the “Legacy Hornet” in the fall of 2020, the Blue Angels have transitioned to a fleet of jets that are 25 percent larger than its predecessor.
“We’re thrilled to help bring the Blue Angels to Melbourne for the first time in six years with their new jet, the Super Hornet,” said Jim Breen, President of The Air Show Network.
“Fans are going to love seeing the new look for the Blues in 2021.”
“This year’s air show is bound to be our best yet with Northrop Grumman’s continued support, the return of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels to Melbourne, and a new partnership with one of the industry’s most prominent air show management teams,” said MLB Executive Director Greg Donovan, A.A.E.
Donovan said strategic planning is already underway that will provide our community and visitors with both a safe and exceptional event.
“This air show is an exciting opportunity to enjoy the best of aviation, while bringing our community together around the technology we at Northrop Grumman are advancing every day,” said Kirsten Dreggors, Vice President of Engineering for the Northrop Grumman Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence in Melbourne.
“Given the challenges of the last year, we’re pleased to make this fun outdoor event possible in our own backyard at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport.”
Tickets will be sold online only and go on sale March 1. Tickets will not be available on-site during show days. Parking for the event is free and upgraded VIP parking will be available for purchase.
For Air Show updates, visit www.greatfloridaairshow.com