As we get ready to celebrate Super Bowl 51, it’s a perfect day to recall some of the most epic flyovers. One to add to the list was by the Blue Angels in Super Bowl 50.
Back on Feb 7, 2016, the weather was perfect. Right on schedule, the Blue Angels departed from Moffett Field in Sunnyvale, CA. After a brief hold, the demonstration team shacked a very professional flyover just as Lady Gaga finished her last note of the Star Spangled Banner. The US Navy later released an awesome 4 minute video highlighting the flight. With a tight formation and perfect execution, the Blue Angels did their job in front of an audience that included most of the United States and much of the world.
This video is bittersweet. Just a few months later, Captain Jeff Kuss who flew Blue Angel #6 would crash shortly after takeoff as he flew in preparation for an airshow in Tennessee.
Later today, the Thunderbirds will take the the skies over Houston as they perform the flyover for Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium. Take a moment to appreciate the sheer difficulty of those pilots as the make a very performance (that includes a challenging timing exercise) appear routine.
Note: Photo By Steve Jurvetson (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons