Tag: U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron

Man on A Missile: Former Blue Angels CO explains why the Team chose the A-4 Skyhawk to Replace the F-4 Phantom
“The overall weight reduction was significant. We ended up with an airplane that weighed 11,300 pounds and we had an engine that produced 11,400 pounds thrust,” Ken Wallace former Blue Angels CO. After a series of accidents and maintenance problems with their McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantoms in the 1973 air show...
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...
U.S. Navy Suspends Blue Angels’ member
The Blue Angel suspension follows Tuesday’s unrelated announcement about the Air Force’s firing of Capt. Zoe “SiS" Kotnik A member belonging to the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron has been suspended pending the findings in an ongoing investigation that kicked off in late January, according to U.S. Navy officials....
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...
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...
The Blue Angels announced last year that they will upgrade to Super Hornet soon Taken on Jun. 30, 2017 from inside the cockpit of a U.S. Navy F/A-18 "Legacy" Hornet, the cool main picture of this article was shot as the jet was on its way back to the service flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, after center barrel rework...
The Blue Angels were formed in 1946, making it the second oldest aerobatic demonstration team in the world, after the French Patrouille de France Taken on Mar. 6, 2017, the cool composite image in this post shows the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, number 1 jet on the flight line at Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, Calif.. The Blue...
The original sound of the jets gives you the chance to appreciate the sheer power of the team F-18 Hornets Called Blue Angels - Ultimate Action Video 2014, the thrilling footage in this post features a lot of exciting flying sequences showing the F-18 Hornets belonging to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron performing high-g turns, formation flying and very...