OFFICER APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED BY NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON (BLUE ANGELS) FOR 2010-2011 SHOW SEASONS

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SUBJ/OFFICER APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED BY NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION 
SQUADRON (BLUE ANGELS) FOR 2010-2011 SHOW SEASONS// 


REF/A/DOC/CNATRA/23OCT2008// AMPN/REF A IS CNATRAINST 1301.4G, OFFICER 
APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR THE BLUE ANGELS.// RMKS/1.  THE UNITED 
STATES NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON (NFDS) (BLUE ANGELS) WILL 
SELECT THREE DEMONSTRATION PILOTS (BOTH NAVY AND MARINE CORPS PILOTS 
ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY), ONE MAINTENANCE OFFICER, AND ONE SUPPLY 
OFFICER FOR THE 2010-2011 SHOW SEASONS; ONE MARINE C-130 DEMONSTRATION 
PILOT FOR THE 2010-2012 SHOW SEASONS; AND ONE PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER 
FOR THE 2011-2013 SHOW SEASONS.  INTERESTED OFFICERS SHOULD SUBMIT 
APPLICATIONS PER REF A NOT LATER THAN 30 APRIL 2009.  
FINAL SELECTIONS WILL BE MADE IN JULY 2009.
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 SHALL CONTACT THEIR DETAILER/MONITOR TO ENSURE ADEQUATE 
TIMING TO COMPLETE A TWO OR THREE YEAR TOUR WITHOUT IMPACTING CAREER 
MILESTONES. 
    B.  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.
    C.  MAINTENANCE OFFICER APPLICANTS MUST BE DESIGNATED AVIATION 
MAINTENANCE OFFICERS (1520/633X/683X/734X/738X)(LCDR/LT/CWO4) AND BE ON, 
OR HAVE COMPLETED, AN OPERATIONAL FLEET TOUR.
    D.  PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER APPLICANTS MUST BE DESIGNATED AS NAVY OR 
MARINE CORPS PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICERS (165X OR USMC MOS 4302).
    E.  SUPPLY OFFICER APPLICANTS MUST BE DESIGNATED AS NAVAL AVIATION 
SUPPLY OFFICERS (651X/310X)(LT) AND BE ON, OR HAVE COMPLETED, AN 
OPERATIONAL FLEET TOUR.
3.  SELECTEES WILL BE APPROVED BY BUPERS/MMOA 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 2009 SHOULD BE SENT TO COMMANDING OFFICER, 
NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON, ATTN:  LCDR BRANTUAS, P.O. BOX 760, 
SEELY, CA 92273-0760 VIA CURRENT COMMANDING OFFICER.  APPLICATIONS 
BEING SUBMITTED FROM 2 MARCH 2009 THROUGH 30 APRIL 2009 SHOULD BE SENT 
TO COMMANDING OFFICER, NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON, ATTN:  LCDR 
BRANTUAS, 390 SAN CARLOS ROAD, SUITE A, PENSACOLA, FL 32508-5508 VIA 
CURRENT COMMANDING OFFICER.  NAVY PERSONNEL SHOULD SUBMIT A COPY OF THE 
APPLICATION TO THEIR RESPECTIVE COMMUNITY DETAILER AT NPC.  MARINE 
CORPS APPLICANTS SHALL SUBMIT A COPY OF THEIR APPLICATION TO 
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS (MMOA-2) AND CONTACT THEIR RESPECTIVE 
COMMUNITY MONITOR.
5.  FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, VISIT THE BLUE ANGELS WEBSITE AT 
WWW.BLUEANGELS.NAVY.MIL OR CONTACT THE BLUE ANGEL APPLICANTS OFFICER, 
LCDR PAUL BRANTUAS, IN PENSACOLA, FL AT (850) 452-2583/DSN 922 EXT 3112 
OR IN EL CENTRO, CA (JANUARY THROUGH MID-MARCH) AT (760) 339-2658/DSN 
658 OR VIA EMAIL AT PAUL.BRANTUAS(AT)NAVY.MIL.
6.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 
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