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The US Navy Elite's flying squadron can be observed practicing from their home base in Pensacola: you can see take-off (a jet-assisted, near-vertical incline by way of rocket propellant) on Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:30am between March and November (weather permitting); Wednesday sessions are followed by pilot autographs. It's best to arrive between 7:30am and 8am. Bleachers are available for the first 1000 spectators; BYO coffee and lawn chairs. The viewing area is behind the National Museum of Naval Aviation parking lot.