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    Watch as the US Navy Blue Angels Thrill the Crowds at EAA AirVenture 2017

    During the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture 2017 at Oshkosh in Wisconsin there were scores of thrilling airshow performances by everything from single aircraft to group formations and mass flyovers. But the highlight of the show was, for many in attendance, the performance by the US Navy Blue Angels on Fly-In Friday. The Blues were […] More

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    NORAD, Military To Assist Santa On His Christmas Voyage

    PENSACOLA, Fla. — The warmth of a bright red glow traveling across the evening sky will allow the military to assist Santa Claus with his special delivery of gifts across North America on Christmas Eve. Led by Rudolph and eight reindeer, Santa Claus is expected to arrive over the east coast of the United States […] More

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    Eye of the Tigers: The Blue Angels Got the Most Out of Their Grumman Tigers

    When Grumman produced the film “The Navy’s Blue Angels” in cooperation with the US Navy precision flight demonstration team in 1966, the Blues were flying Grumman’s F11F-1 (later F-11A) Tiger jet fighter. The Tiger was not a long-serving frontline Navy jet though. Far from it. However, the Blue Angels flew them for ten show seasons- […] More

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    Smoke On! Midshipmen’s Uniforms to honor Blue Angels at Army-Navy Game

    PENSACOLA, Fla. — As the Midshipmen take the field for the 118th Army-Navy Game, their uniforms and helmets will honor the Navy’s elite flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels. The annual football game will be played from Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field on December 9 (CBS-TV). “Although the uniform departs from our customary characteristics, this tribute to the […] More

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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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    Fat Albert C-130 Used To Blast Off On Rocket Assisted Takeoffs

    Fat Albert is a unique aircraft.  Aircraft like the C-27, C-130s and C-17s will occasionally perform routines at airshows. Fat Albert is the only large transport aircraft on a service-level performance team in the world. For the uninitiated, Fat Albert is a C-130T used to transport gear and equipment for the Blue Angels.  The crew […] More

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