View Full Version : Willow Grove NAS, PA Airshow this weekend

05-23-2005, 08:24 PM
Including performances by the Blue Angels.

05-23-2005, 08:40 PM
The following weekend (04-05 June) the Blue Angels will be across the river at McGuire AFB, Wrightstown, NJ. I plan to be there as well. It will be my 8-year-old son's first big airshow.


05-24-2005, 08:32 AM
I worked at Willow Grove NAS from 1983 to 1987. During one of the Air Shows back then a kid armed an ejection seat and launched himself. Officials said it was a million to one shot of him finding the right sequence. The kid was killed. There was such a mass exodus of traffic after the accident that Public Works had to take down the fenceline to allow people to leave.

On a side note, Willow Grove is now on DOD's BRAC "hit list".