Two pilots with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flew into Tuscaloosa on Thursday afternoon in preparation for their performance in the 2018 Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show next April.
Lieutenant's Andre Webb and David Steppe arrived at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport in their signature blue and yellow McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet, the fighter jet that the squadron’s pilots fly in their demonstrations all over the United States.
Steppe said their stop in Tuscaloosa was part of a site-surveying tour of more than 30 locations where the Blue Angels will perform next year.
When Webb, Steppe and the rest of the Blue Angels return to Tuscaloosa for the air show in April, it will mark the fifth time the stunt squadron has performed over the Druid City since 2009.
For more information or to buy tickets for the 2018 Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show, visit www.tuscaloosaregionalairshow.com. Tickets to attend will also be available on the day of the event.