Blue Angels

The story of the Blue Angels F11F pilots that developed the team’s trademark Back-to-Back Pass maneuver

The story of the Blue Angels F11F pilots that developed the team’s trademark Back-to-Back Pass maneuver

The two solo pilots on the 1958 team, John Damian and John Dewenter developed the back-to-back pass. The origins of… Read More

4 months ago

The story of the Blue Angels F-4 Phantom II that Knocked Out the windows of eight blocks of a Canadian City after it went Supersonic during an Air Show

“They had a parade scheduled for the next day and they had to cancel that. All the windows were boarded… Read More

9 months ago

US Naval Aviator who flew both the F-4 and F-14 tells about the negative and positive attributes of the Phantom II and Tomcat during Carrier Landing

The approach speed of the F-4 was a little slower than the F-8, the view looking forward in the F-14… Read More

10 months ago

Former Blue Angels CO explains why the Team chose the A-4 Skyhawk over the F-14 Tomcat and the A-7 Corsair II to Replace the F-4 Phantom II

‘While we were doing this search for airplanes, a couple of squadrons were coming back from Vietnam and were being… Read More

11 months ago

Retired Navy Captain Dan Pedersen, the Naval Officer who created TOPGUN, flies in a Blue Angels F/A-18 Super Hornet

Capt. Brian Kesselring, a former TOPGUN instructor himself and now flight leader and commanding officer of the Blue Angels had… Read More

1 year ago

Meet Lt. Amanda “Stalin” Lee, Blue Angels first woman F/A-18E/F Super Hornet demonstration pilot

Lt. Amanda “Stalin” Lee makes Blue Angels history as the first woman to fly in a demo F/A-18E/F Super Hornet… Read More

2 years ago

After a Blue Angels’ F/A-18 Super Hornet caused $180,000 in building damage while performing the “sneak pass,” the team had to change their show

The sneak pass maneuver has been safely performed for decades at air shows around the country, and the El Centro… Read More

2 years ago

Remembering Captain Carroll “Lex” Fairfax LeFon, the Founder of Neptunus Lex Blog and Patriarch of online Aviation Communities

Captain Carroll "Lex" Fairfax LeFon, the Founder of Neptunus Lex Blog, was a Naval Aviator, Husband, Father, and Patriarch of… Read More

2 years ago

Blue Angels F/A-18E Super Hornet suffered a bird strike During Naval Academy Commissioning Week Flight Rehearsal

The bird strike was the first ever incident for the brand new Blue Angels aircraft, the F/A-18 Super Hornet. A… Read More

3 years ago

Did you know the US Navy Blue Angels were named after a nightclub in New York by the original team in 1946?

“The Blue Angel nightclub was a big thing in its day. I think it took up a whole block. Four… Read More

3 years ago

Photos of Blue Angels getting fuel on their way home to NAS Pensacola show that the team is still flying one F/A-18 tandem seat Legacy Hornet

As shown by the main image of this post, the team is still flying one F/A-18 tandem seat Legacy Hornet.… Read More

3 years ago

Video shows the “Super Delta,” the new Thunderbirds and Blue Angels F-16 Fighting Falcon and F/A-18 Super Hornet flight formation

The “Super Delta” formation grew out of a series of joint training opportunities held in 2020 and 2021, and serves… Read More

3 years ago

Video shows Blue Angels F/A-18C final flight to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

The recently retired F/A-18C flew into Washington Dulles International Airport on Nov. 18, 2020 in preparation for display at the… Read More

3 years ago

Check out these photos of Blue Angels final flight on F/A-18 Legacy Hornets

The cool photos in this post features the Blue Angels conducting their final flight on the F/A-18 A/B/C/D "Legacy" Hornets… Read More

3 years ago

Blue Angels Conducted Final Flight on Legacy Hornet Aircraft Marking Transition to Super Hornet

The 2020 show season marked the end of the service life of the aircraft the team has flown for 34… Read More

3 years ago

Cool time-lapse video features the reveal of the new Blue Angels C-130J Fat Albert

The team retired its previous Fat Albert, C-130T BUNO 164763, on May 23, 2019. The new Blue Angels Fat Albert… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s the first F/A-18E Blue Angel test jet

Boeing has delivered the first Super Hornet test aircraft for the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angel flight demonstration squadron. Boeing has… Read More

4 years ago