Skip to comments.Blue Angels in High Def - Great Video - Click To Be Amazed!
Posted on 04/06/2010 7:53:08 AM PDT by MindBender26
The Angels are FAR better than the Thunderbirds and that is coming from an Air Force guy!
Half of the Thunderbirds show is a ground ceremony.
I agree. Raised a Navy brat in San Diego, but went into the Air Force. Blue Angels are the... best.. ever...
Thanks for the video. Always great to watch some of the best.
“They Be Squids, but They Be Good!”
Fantastic, no doubt! Just remember, there is always one Marine in there to hold things together.
Whoops, meant the thanks for mindender.
Thanks for your service though Mike. :)
Semper Fi, Izzatzo!
2. Blue Angels
1. Snowbirds - very pretty show, but slower.
We live near where a big airshow happens every year in Indy. I get to watch the Blue Angels practice over my house each year. They come very low and it is a thrill to watch them.
A couple years ago some woman around these parts wanted them out of the show bwcause she claimed they scared her dogs.
She was ovah-ruled.
bump for later
Bttt for later.
What I wouldn’t give for a ride.
I’m a damn private pilot.
And jerks like Jesse James get to ride with them??????
Seconded by this former Zoomie. Not taking anything away from the Thunderbirds, they are certainly very good at what they do. Having said that, the Blue Angels' program is far superior with respect to the "wow factor."
The Beach air show at Pensacola is Awesome!!! Especially if conditions are right and they do the “high” show!
*bookmark* to watch at home
Hey, saw them last year and Left Wing and Lead Solo were both Marines! Oorah! (And to show how humble and charitable they are...they let a few sailors fly too...LOL...)
Actually a lot of them are Marines, not Squids. It's a mix.
Thanks for the link. They ARE THE BEST!
When we’re vacationing in Perdido Key, FL, we always try to get over to the Naval Air Station to watch the Blue Angels at their practices. SO exciting!
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The Blues spend the summer at NAS Pensacola and practice weekdays at 8:00 AM. They have bleachers set up for those who want to watch.
We stayed in a condo on Perdido Key last August and watched every morning from our 6th floor balcony. It really is an exciting show.
I hope to watch them practice in Pensacola next week. WooHoo!
They were GREAT, but so VERY Canadian. Last maneuver was a 9 ship love heart.
Best thing was the unit's traveling secretary. Their entire support was 2 admin, 2 mechanics, 1 PR and this woman. She was about 45, looked like Mrs. Appledumpling Gang, 300 lbs, had her own helmet and flight suit and could fly the A/C pretty well. She traveled everywhere as right seat in the #6 ship, as they had no support aircraft!
I first saw the Snowbirds at an airshow I performed at - - I was on a sky diving team. Hammelberg 1970, I think.
I remember back when Dianne Feinstein was Mayor of San Francisco. She would always object when the Blue Angels overflew the city. The Navy used to send them down even lower, every time she complained.
The Mayor was furious, but the people loved it!
’They Be Squids, but They Be Good!’
Fantastic, no doubt! Just remember, there is always one Marine in there to hold things together.”
Roger that! OOHRAH
Anybody know where THIS one was performed?
That narrow strip of land over which they performed and which showed up repeatedly in the video, with ocean on one side and bay-looking water on the other looks awfully much like Ocean City, MD. If it WAS OCMD, the Angels would have taken off from and returned to Norfolk or other Navy base in the area. Just wondering.
The close formation aerobatics are really hot. It takes a LOTA practice.
The rest of it is pretty routine. My uncle used to let me do some of that stuff.
Damn, they are freakin awesome!!!!!
Can you imagine the absolute trust they have to have in eachother?
I have a little Blue Angel Story: When I was about 16, my sister Cathy was stationed in Lemoore CA. She took us to fleet week in Alameda. Here we are driving on the tarmac in her little toyota. We were pulled over by the MP’s..then this jeep full of guys drives up...yeah!!!
They talked to the MP’s and we followed the jeep to a hangar. It was where the Blue Angel jets were.
My sister knew the commander and a few of the pilots. It was great!!! We got a personal tour of the planes and got to sit in the cockpits. They were getting ready for the airshow.
It was one of the best memories I have.
Oh, yeah, I remember that. I grew up in Alameda. They would practice over the bay.
I was a gas to watch. We loved it.
A lot of it looks like where they winter - El Centro, California. That desert terrain, and then the peninsula shots toward the end make me wonder if this was a compilation.
Exactly. I have my ticket as well, but we should have a lottery so the average Joe Slob can get a hop with the Angels or the Thunderbirds. They are our aircraft after all.
Yep, the sound of freedom!
Back in 70's I was working Green Bay sector at Chicago Center, which included Oshkosh. I had a Turbo Commander climbing Eastbound to FL210, and Snowbirds inbound from Toronto at FL220.
"Snowbirds, traffic 12 o'clock 20 miles opposite direction, Turbo Commander climbing to FL210, leaving FL190."
Commander 53M, traffic 12 o'clock 20 miles, head-on at FL220, eleven Tudors."
"53M, roger, but say again type."
"53M, traffic is eleven Tudors."
"Okay Chicago, what is an elev...OH WOW...THAT IS REALLY COOL."
I also worked the Pensacola area at Jax Center for 20 years, so I got to work the Blues a lot leaving for & returning from shows.
Whenever possible I would try to get them to give civil traffic a look at their tax dollars at work, and they were always glad to do it. Great fun for all involved.
Roger that and thanks
One day I was in a Pitts doing aerobatic maneuvers near Wichita. Returning to the airport, I was sequenced to land on a left base for runway 19R. An America West 737 was on right base for 19R and was told to follow us. He did not have us in in sight. (No surprise, looking for a Pitts head on.) I turned on the smoke. He reported tally ho.
Awesome! Great post. Thanks!
Great Video thanks.
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