OFFICER APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED BY NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON (BLUE ANGELS) FOR 2009-2010 SHOW SEASONS

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SUBJ/OFFICER APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED BY NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION 
SQUADRON (BLUE ANGELS) FOR 2009-2010 SHOW SEASONS// 


REF/A/DOC/CNATRA/02JAN2003// 
AMPN/REF A IS CNATRAINST 1301.4F, OFFICER APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR 
THE BLUE ANGELS.// 
RMKS/1.  THE UNITED STATES NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON (NFDS), 
THE BLUE ANGELS, WILL SELECT TWO DEMONSTRATION PILOTS (BOTH NAVY AND 
MARINE CORPS PILOTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY), ONE EVENTS COORDINATOR 
(NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICER), AND A FLIGHT SURGEON FOR THE 2009-2010 SHOW 
SEASONS, AND ONE MARINE C-130 DEMONSTRATION PILOT FOR THE 2009-2011 
SHOW SEASONS.  INTERESTED OFFICERS SHOULD SUBMIT APPLICATIONS PER REF 
A NLT 30 APR 08.  FINAL SELECTIONS WILL BE MADE IN JULY 08. 
2.  QUALIFICATIONS.  APPLICANTS SHOULD BE CAREER-ORIENTED, REGULAR 
NAVY OR MARINE CORPS OFFICERS WITH THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC 
QUALIFICATIONS:  
    A.  F/A-18 DEMONSTRATION PILOT APPLICANTS MUST BE CARRIER 
QUALIFIED TACTICAL JET PILOTS WITH 1,250 HOURS OF TACTICAL JET FLIGHT 
TIME BY 30 SEPTEMBER OF THE YEAR APPLYING.  PREFERABLY, APPLICANTS 
SHOULD BE JUST COMPLETING THEIR SEA TOUR OR ON SHORE DUTY FOR LESS 
THAN 12 MONTHS.  APPLICANTS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR DETAILER/MONITOR TO 
ENSURE ADEQUATE TIMING TO COMPLETE A TWO OR THREE YEAR TOUR WITHOUT 
IMPACTING CAREER MILESTONES. 
    B.  EVENTS COORDINATOR APPLICANTS MUST BE DESIGNATED AS NAVAL 
FLIGHT OFFICERS (NFO) WITH 1,250 TOTAL FLIGHT HOURS.  
    C.  MARINE C-130 DEMONSTRATION PILOT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE 1,200 
HOURS OF FLIGHT TIME AND HOLD A PLANE COMMANDER RATING IN THE C-130 
F/R/T OR J MODEL AIRCRAFT.  
    D.  FLIGHT SURGEON APPLICANTS MUST BE QUALIFIED AS NAVAL FLIGHT 
SURGEONS AND BE ON OR HAVE COMPLETED A TOUR AS A NAVAL FLIGHT SURGEON. 
3.  SELECTEES WILL BE APPROVED BY BUPERS/CMC PRIOR TO PUBLIC 
NOTIFICATION.  USN/USMC PILOTS AND C-130 SELECTEES WILL BE REQUIRED 
TO REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY FOR TWO YEARS FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF THEIR 
ASSIGNMENT WITH THE BLUE ANGELS. 
4.  REF A DELINEATES APPLICATION PROCEDURES.  ALL APPLICATIONS 
SUBMITTED THROUGH 1 MARCH 2008 SHOULD BE SENT TO COMMANDING OFFICER, 
NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON, ATTN: MAJ MILLER, P.O. BOX 760, 
SEELY, CA 92273-0760 VIA CURRENT COMMANDING OFFICER.  APPLICATIONS 
BEING SUBMITTED FROM 2 MAR THROUGH 30 APR SHOULD BE SENT TO 
COMMANDING OFFICER, NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON, ATTN: 
MAJ MILLER, 390 SAN CARLOS ROAD, SUITE A, PENSACOLA, FL 32508-5508 
VIA CURRENT COMMANDING OFFICER.  SUBMIT A COPY OF THE APPLICATION TO 
THE RESPECTIVE COMMUNITY DETAILER AT NPC.  MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL 
SHOULD SEND A COPY TO HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS (CODE AA). 
5.  FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, VISIT THE BLUE ANGELS WEBSITE AT 
WWW.BLUEANGELS.NAVY.MIL OR CONTACT THE BLUE ANGEL APPLICANTS OFFICER, 
MAJ NATHAN MILLER, IN PENSACOLA, FL AT (850) 452-2583/DSN 922 EXT 3116 
OR IN EL CENTRO, CA (JANUARY THROUGH MID-MARCH) AT (760) 339-2658/ 
DSN 658. 
6.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//
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