← Back to Squawk list
The Blue Angels Just Got Their 1st Super Hornet Jet in Aircraft UpgradeAfter more than three decades in legacy Hornet jets, the Blue Angels got a big upgrade this week. The Navy's elite demonstration squadron received its first F/A-18 Super Hornet on Monday. Capt. Eric Doyle, director of the Blue Angels Super Hornet transition team, flew the squadron's first Super Hornet about 350 miles across the state of Florida on Monday, from Boeing Cecil Field to Naval Air Station Pensacola. The Blue Angels are replacing their aging F/A-18C/D aircraft with 11 new… (www.yahoo.com) More...
Sort type: [Top] [Newest]
Bring back the F4 Phantoms!
I remember them transitioning out of the A-4 Skyhawks when I was working in the F/A-18 program at NAS Cecil Field in Jacksonville. It was a pretty neat experience to see them put on a single aircraft mini-show each time they picked up one.
The Blue Angels are homeported in Pensacola, FL, and during the spring and fall, they practice for an hour every morning. I was stationed in Pensacola for 6 months for flight training, and our house was pretty close to the end of the runway. So we got an hour-long airshow almost every morning.
And as a bonus, no alarm clocks are needed! ;)
Waking up to the sound of Freedom!
Jet Noise.....The Sound of Freedom
So was the RA5 VIGILANTE!