Military

Pensacola is known as the “Cradle of Naval Aviation” and we are proud of the title. Pensacola, FL is home of the famous Blue Angels and the National Museum of Naval Aviation. Additionally, all members of the Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard start their aviation training here in Pensacola. Pensacola is home to Corry Station and Pensacola Naval Air Station. Within 100 miles of Pensacola NAS, there are 4 other bases, including Whiting Field in Milton, Hurlburt Field in Mary Esther/Fort Walton, and Eglin Air Force Base in Shalim

We are pleased to present you the following information on the local military bases and attractions in our area.

*National Museum of Naval Aviation- The world class naval aviation museum offers FREE admission to indoor and outdoor exhibits and collections. The museum is located on NAS and is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily. Inside the museum, you will find over 150 restored Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard aircrafts. Enjoy 300,000 square feet of aircrafts and historical artifacts that will blow your mind and take you on a trip through time.

Blue Angels Practice & Autograph- From March to November, the Blue Angels practice out at NAS and sign free autographs on Wednesdays after the morning practice. The public is invited to watch the practice and attend the autograph session.

IMAX- This is the area’s largest IMAX screen and theatre. IMAX films are shown daily and include history topics, nature films, and of course aviation films. Theater tickets are available for under $10, and of course they offer military discounts.

Flight Simulators- The museums features both the Motion-Based Simulator and the Top Gun Air Combat Simulator. The flight simulators offer patrons of all ages a realistic air experience. Rides run constantly daily and can be bought in packages with the IMAX films.

*U.S. Navy Blue Angels- As you read above, you can easily find the famous Blue Angels practicing anytime from March through November. However, tens of thousands come to Pensacola twice a year for the annual Beach show and annual Homecoming show at Pensacola’s Naval Aviation Museum. The Beach air show usually occurs in the first of second week of July. Hotels and condos are booked as early as January each year, as tourists fight for a slot on the beach to enjoy the famous show. Just as many show for the Homecoming show at NAS, as the Blue Angels always end the season with a bang. Make sure you visit the Blue Angels website for more information and photos of the local hometown heroes.

*Wall South at Veterans Memorial Park- Located on Bayfront Parkway in downtown Pensacola. The wall is a one-half scale replica of the Memorial Wall located in Washington, D.C. Visit their website for more information!


Local Military Installations (links included in text)

Corry Station in Pensacola, FL- Training for sailors!

Location in town: Located in West to Southwest Pensacola off Navy Blvd. just a few miles from front gate of NAS and the Navy Exchange. Homes in West Pensacola, South Pensacola, and Southwest Pensacola are most convenient to Corry Station. It’s also located about 10 minutes from downtown Pensacola and 15 minutes to Pensacola Beach!

Directions to base: From Downtown Pensacola, travel east on Gregory Street to Left on Alcaniz St. Follow Alcaniz to merge onto Garden St which changes its name to Navy Blvd. shortly after W St. intersection. Follow Navy Blvd. to Right on New Warrington Rd. The entrance to Corry Station will be on your left.


Eglin Air Force Base in Shalimar, FL

Hurlburt Field Air Force Base in Mary Esther/ Fort Walton Beach, FL

Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL-

Location in town: There are two main entrances to Pensacola NAS. The “front” gate is located off Navy Blvd. in South Pensacola. The “back” gate is located off Blue Angel Pkwy, about a 15 minute drive from the front gate. Homes in Southwest Pensacola and South Pensacola, as well as West Pensacola, Downtown, Warrington, Bellview, and East Hill are only a 5-15 minute drive from either the front or back gate. The back gate is located about 10 minutes from Perdido Key Beaches; the front gate is only 15 minutes to downtown and I-10 and 20 minutes to Pensacola Beach! If you are also doing training at Whiting Field in Milton, we suggest houses in the North areas of Pensacola, as well as Cantonment, Beulah, and Pace.

Directions to base:

Front Gate: From Downtown Pensacola, travel east on Gregory Street to Left on Alcaniz St. Follow Alcaniz to merge onto Garden St which changes its name to Navy Blvd. shortly after W St. intersection. Follow New Warrington until forced Left onto Navy Blvd. Follow a few miles until it dead ends into the front gate. From -10, follow same directions.

Back Gate: From I-110, exit 5 and head west on Beverly Parkway, which changes names to Michigan and Saufley Field. Take a left off Saufley Field onto Blue Angel Pkwy, and follow about 15 minutes until Blue Angel pkwy dead ends into the back gate.

Whiting Field in Milton, FL- Aviation and helicopter training!

Location in town: Located in the heart of Milton, only about 10 minutes from Downtown Milton and 15 minutes from I-10. Any home in Milton should be within a 15 minute drive of base. We manage a lot within a 5 minute drive to base as well!

Directions to base: From Hwy 90 in Pace, follow to Left on Stewart St. Continue 10 miles to base. From I-10, Exit 20, Avalon Blvd. Take Left off I-10 ramp and head towards Milton. Continue 5 miles on Avalon Blvd. to Right on Hwy 90. Follow Hwy 90 to Left on Hwy 87, Stewart St. to dead end into base.