Tag: Blue Angels

Watch Blue Angels Helping actor Rob Riggle with an Audition Tape for Top Gun: Maverick
Although he attended flight school while serving with the Marines, Rob Riggle still struggled to stay conscious through the F/A-18’s final turn. Taken on May 6, 2014 the funny video in this post shows actor Rob Riggle trying to get into the action of Top Gun: Maverick by shooting an auditioning tape, flying...
Blue Angels demonstration team to replace Fat Albert with RAF C-130J
Fat Albert will enjoy her retirement as a ground-based training aid in Fort Worth, Texas. May 23, 2019 has been a bittersweet day for the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, as they said their final farewell to their venerable C-130T, Fat Albert. Fat Albert has served the...
The Blue Angels F11F Back-to- Back Pass that thrilled SAC General Curtis Lemay
General Curtis LeMay threw his cigar down and said, ‘I don’t believe this.’ The Blue Angels traded the F9F-8 Cougar for the supersonic F11F Tiger in 1957. As told by Nicholas A. Veronico in his book The Blue Angels a Fly-By History, The two solo pilots on...
U.S. Navy to modify 18 Early Production F/A-18E/F Super Hornets for Blue Angels
Most importantly for fans, Blue Angels airshow season next year will be shorten while the 2021 will start later to help the unit transition to the new aircraft. Early-production F/A-18E/F Super Hornets have a new mission—help the Blue Angels inspire greatness and service in others—as the next flight demonstration aircraft for the...
Former Blue Angel talks about Team's Transition to Super Hornet and new Airshow Routine
One maneuver is likely to be modified or dropped: one proposal is for the diamond and solos to each drop one maneuver in order to streamline the show and improve the flow during the routine As we have already explained, the Blue Angels are slated to upgrade from the F/A-18 Legacy Hornet...
New Sequestration could cut Blue Angels' 2020 season
The cuts would go well beyond the Blue Angels, forcing the Marine Corps to make structural changes As reported by Defense News, if the U.S. Defense Department gets hit with sequestration again in 2020, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, won’t be hitting the air show circuit, according to a...
Showcasing the F-14: when the Grim Reapers staged flight demonstrations of the mighty Tomcat
No single aircraft was more exciting, more sought after on the show circuit than the F-14 Tomcat The following article titled U.S. Navy Tomcat Flight Demonstration Team: Showcasing the F-14 and written by Lt. Bill Lind appeared in May-June 1999 issue of Naval Aviation News. If you're involved in Naval Aviation, or just have a love of flying and aircraft, chances are you've spent...
Boeing receives contract to convert 11 F/A-18E/Fs into Blue Angel configuration
Starting from 2022, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will be flying the F/A-18E during airshows Starting from 2022, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will be flying the F/A-18E during airshows. Boeing has received a $17 million contract to convert nine F/A-18Es and 2 F/A-18Fs into the Blue Angel configuration. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to...
Super cool Max degree video shows Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets takeoff as seen from the team slot position
2018 is the team's 72nd anniversary and marks the Blue Angels' 32nd year flying the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet Taken on Apr. 27, 2018 from inside the cockpit of Lcdr Nate Scott's F/A-18, the following "MAX degree video" shows U.S. Navy Blue Angels Hornets takeoff at the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Airshow as seen from Blue Angel #4, the team slot...
Blue Angel #5 suffered a bird strike at the Vero Beach air show
Lead solo pilot Lt. Tyler Davies was able to land the jet safely A Blue Angels F/A-18 had a bird strike at the Vero Beach air show on Apr. 21. The number five aircraft had ingested a bird during the display. The incident happened Saturday when lead solo pilot Lt. Tyler Davies was taking part in the team's demonstration. Davies was able...