Nissan Visits the U.S. Navy Blue Angels for Sports Car Inspiration

A team of Nissan’s designers and product planners recently visited the United States Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron training facility in Pensacola, Florida to find inspiration.

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A team of Nissan’s designers and product planners recently visited the United States Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron training facility in Pensacola, Florida to find inspiration. The Nissan team observed the Blue Angels in action and also met with the crew to see how the Blue Angels pilots interact with their gauges and instruments in different situations to gather insight for the development of future vehicles.


The Blue Angels team members were also given the chance to drive some of Nissan’s models and also gave feedback on the exteriors, interiors and ride and handling of the Nissan vehicles on hand.
Blue Angels and Nissan

“We’re always looking for inspiration beyond the auto industry in the design and development of our performance vehicles, and the Blue Angels have set the standard for high-speed excellence throughout their 66-year history. It was beneficial not only to study the designs of the ‘Angels’ F-18s up close but to get an understanding of how pilots and service personnel interact with their jets,” said Jared Haslam, Senior Manager, Product Planning – Nissan Americas.

Blue Angels and Nissan

“We are thankful to the U.S. Navy and the Blue Angels for their overall service to the nation and for the professionalism, hospitality and inspiration given to the Nissan team on our recent visit,” added Jared Haslam, Senior Manager, Product Planning – Nissan Americas.