August 1981

Published in the August 1981 issue of Naval Aviation News
Author Unknown Photo Credit: Jim Burridge

Armed Forces Day at Andrews Air Force Base drew an estimated 550,000 spectators of May 9 to see a fine air show and to get a close-up look at more than 60 aircraft on static display.

The show featured the always spectacular Blue Angels as well as a flyby of VMFA-321 F-4s, and demonstrations by F-18s and F-14s from the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River and VF-101, respectively. In all 16 Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard units participated.