The Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration squadron, will headline Air Expo '05 next weekend at Patuxent River Naval Air Station.

Flights will run from 11:30 a.m. to about 4 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday. Parking and admission are free. Gates will open at 9 a.m. each day.

Members of the Blue Angels will demonstrate precision flight in a four-plane "diamond" as the pilots in two other jets conduct high-performance maneuvers. All six jets will then perform together in the delta formation.

Also featured will be the Army's Golden Knights parachute team and the Air Force's East Coast demonstration team for the A-10 aircraft.

Civilian performers will include aerobatic pilot Patty Wagstaff in her Extra 300S, Dan Buchanan in his motor-less Airwave glider, Dale Snodgrass in his F-86 Sabre, Eric Beard in "Russian Thunder" -- his Yak 54 plane, Paul Stender is his jet-powered Dodge truck, the Yak demonstration team, Red Eagle Air Sports, the Skytypers sky-message team, and Rag Wings and Radials Vintage Aircraft.

The event also will feature displays of historical aircraft as well as current models and variants.

Coolers, alcoholic beverages, glass containers, pets, bicycles, in-line skates, skateboards, scooters and backpacks are not permitted. Vehicles, diaper bags and camera bags will be searched. Spectators should not load film into cameras before entering the site because cameras may be opened.

Members of the public must enter the base through Gate 2, off Route 235 at the north end of the base, next to the Naval Air Museum. Those who have Defense Department identification cards or automobile decals should enter through Gate 1, off Route 235 at Great Mills Road.

For more information, call 301-757-EXPO or visit