Wednesday, April 25, 2007


U.S.NAVY F/A-18 HORNETS. A magnificent flying machine at its best. Used by the US Navy in air shows all around the world. If you ever get a chance to watch these guys, do it!

A Blue Angel formation thunders overhead at one of its many air shows. More information the Blue Angels to follow...............The U. S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron
The Blue Angels’ mission is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting efforts and to represent the naval service to the United States, its elected leadership and foreign nations. The Blue Angels serve as positive role models and goodwill ambassadors for the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps.
A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators. It includes the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-plane Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two Solo Pilots. Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation.
The team is stationed at Forrest Sherman Field, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, during the show season. However, the squadron spends January through March training pilots and new team members at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California.
The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly 66 air shows at 35 air show sites in the United States during the 2007 season, as the team celebrates 20 years of flying the F/A-18 Hornet. Last season, more than 15 million spectators watched the Blue Angels perform. Since its inception in 1946, the Blue Angels have performed for more than 427 million fans.
In recognition of: A Navy Blue Angel jet crashed during a maneuver, April 22nd. The military identified the fallen pilot as a 32-year-old who was performing in one of his first air shows with the team. Lt. Cmdr. Kevin J. Davis of Pittsfield, Mass. was in his second year with the Blue Angels, the team known for its high-speed and aerobatic demonstrations. So there you have it and here you go, have a high flying afternoon. ......GED.....

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