You may remember me writing this summer about our attempt to see the Blue Angels in Pensacola. Well, guess what? They are coming to Tuscaloosa! The mayor announced this morning that Tuscaloosa has been selected as one of 36 cities that will host the Angels in 2009. Over 300 cities applied, so this is a great accomplishment.
Adding to the excitement of hosting the Navy's Blue Angels’ air show, Tuscaloosa has also been selected to host the U.S. Army Golden Knights. The Golden Knights are parachute teams that travel the world to perform in aerial demonstrations and competitions. The Golden Knights, formed in 1959, will celebrate their 50th Anniversary in 2009.
The dates will be April 4th & 5th at the Tuscaloosa Airport, so mark your calendars. I am planning to be there for the show. Maybe this time we won't wind up in the middle of a flood!