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    Watch: The Blue Angels Were Reborn When They Flew The A-4F Skyhawk

    The United States Navy (USN) Precision Flight Demonstration Squadron. Otherwise known as The Blue Angels, began flying performances in the Douglas A-4F Skyhawk in 1975. Compared to the McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II aircraft they had flown for the previous four years, the diminutive Skyhawk was a more maneuverable and economical aircraft but lacked the […] More

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    Bye Bye F-4! When USAF Thunderbirds “Downsized” Due To Oil Crisis

    When the United States Air Force (USAF) Precision Flight Demonstration Team transitioned from the McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II to the Northrop T-38 Talon in 1974, they did so in large part because the entire formation of T-38s used only slightly more fuel than a single F-4E. Anyone who saw the Thunderbirds perform their show […] More

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    Watch The “Fighting Omars” Simulate The Enemy With Their Skyhawks

    The Navy’s Fighter Squadron Composite TWELVE (VFC-12) Fighting Omars have provided adversary training to East Coast-based carrier air wings since September 1st 1973, when they were established as Fleet Composite Squadron TWELVE (VC-12) at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Detroit. VC-12 then became the Navy’s first Reserve Fleet Composite squadron. The Fighting Omars moved to Naval […] More

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