The Blue Angels
2019 is the team's 73rd anniversary and we’re honored to have them here, at NAS Lemoore!
Vicky Benzing is an accomplished pilot, skydiver, aerobatic performer, and air racer.
On the mic will be Jon "Huggy" Huggins. No stranger to airshows, Huggy has spent his ‘spare’ time the past 30+ years hanging around airshows as a flying performer, static display, and all-around aircraft bum. His interests include not only the popular civilian and military airplanes currently on the airshow circuit, but also the many spectacular classic warbirds and experimental aircraft flying today. In 2007 he put his knowledge to use and started announcing airshows on the West Coast – receiving great reviews from the general public and seasoned performers alike.
Huggy is a former Air Force pilot with over 7000 military pilot hours and 4100 flights. He was only the 4th person in history to achieve 2500 hours in the U-2 while on active duty and has had the opportunity to fly over 100 different military and civilian aircraft.
As an aviation enthusiast, Huggy enjoys learning the history of just about anything aviation related and loves to hear the personal stories of all pilots, famous or not. The breadth and depth of his aviation knowledge comes out on the microphone and gives the crowd a unique insight to the spectacle in front of them.
Since 1973, Kent Learn more.
Pacific Aero Ventures
Together John and “War Dog” have been thrilling audiences with their aerial tribute to the military for 36 years. This is John and “War Dog’s” Salute to the Greatest Generation inspired by his father, a WWII veteran. John’s father’s military service influenced John’s choice to fly the T-6 Texan. The Texan is a WWII trainer celebrating its 80th year of service; known as the pilot maker because it trained more military pilots than any other airplane in history.
Ace Maker Airshows and the T-33 Shooting Star
Commemorative Air Force
Patriots Jet Team