Lynchburg, VA – The Blue Angels will be performing at this year's Lynchburg Air Show in May.
John Barksdale, the executive director of the air show, confirmed the news to ABC-13 Friday night.
The Blue Angels are the US Navy's flight demonstration squadron.
They visited earlier this year to do a test run.
Organizers of the air show have said if the Blue Angels did come, it could pump $5,000,000 into the Hill City's economy.
The Lynchburg Regional Airshow is May 21 - 22 at the Lynchburg Regional Airport.
It will feature the Flying Circus Airshow, the Black Daggers Parachute Demo team, aerobatic jets, hot air balloons as well as static displays and much more.
The Blue Angels are the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron—a precision flying team ranked as one of the best Jet Team exhibits in the world. This show is part of the Centennial of Naval Aviation with performances in 35 locations in the U.S. in 2011.
The Flying Circus Airshow from Bealeton, Virginia represents the 1930's Golden Era of Aviation in a barnstorming performance with authentic bi-planes, wingwalking, parachuting, aerobatic acts and comedy skits.
The show will feature educational static displays, children's activities, concessions, souvenirs and more. Due to the large crowd anticipated, all parking will be offsite at the River Ridge Mall and Liberty University with free bus shuttle service provided.
Lynchburg Regional Airshow is organized and managed by an experienced group of community-minded professionals in coordination with the International Council of Airshows (ICAS). Charities include the Children's Miracle Network and a proposed Aviation Museum that would be.
Tickets are available online at www.LynchburgAirshow.com.