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  • Angels Over Russian Hill (Amazing Picture of the Blue Angels in San Francisco)

    10/15/2016 9:58:52 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 21 replies
    Facebook ^ | 10/10/16 | Rene Sevieri
    This photo was taken by my friend Mike Oria from my other friend George's roof deck Sunday. He's an awesome photographer.
  • The Blue Angels Are Getting a Super Upgrade

    07/29/2016 6:20:24 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 48 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Jul 28, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami Jul 28, 2016
    Boeing scored a $12 million dollar contract to transition the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron to newer jets. The Blue Angels, who have been flying the F/A-18 Hornet since 1986, are moving up to the bigger F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. The Blue Angels currently fly a mixed bag of older Hornet fighters. They've got three of the oldest F/A-18A model, 10 of the newer -C models, and three two-seater models. The -A and -C models are all 20 to 30 years old. The Angels typically fly Hornets that are very much still functional, but too old to keep operating...
  • You Can’t Make This Up - Lawmaker Wants to Ban Blue Angels from Flying Over City

    06/11/2016 8:14:59 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 29 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, June 11, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    After the deadly crash of a Navy Blue Angel F-18 last week in Tennessee killing USMC Capt. Jeff Kuss, a San Francisco lawmaker has renewed a call to ban the group from flying over the city's populated areas. Also, John Avalos, a member of the city's board of supervisors, has called for the board to revive an initiative banning the Angels from flying over populated areas of the city. The Blue Angels fly over San Francisco as part of Fleet Week, an annual outreach event that attracts over a million people every year. This year the event will be held...
  • Blue Angels who died in Smyrna, TN crash identified as Marine Corps Captain Jeff Kuss

    06/02/2016 4:14:08 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 32 replies
    WKRN (Nashville) ^ | 6/2/16 | self
    The pilot has been identified in the crash.
  • U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet crashes in Smyrna [Tennessee]

    06/02/2016 1:51:56 PM PDT · by pnz1 · 39 replies
    SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – A U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet crashed Thursday afternoon in Smyrna ahead of their weekend air show at the city’s airport. A La Vergne official confirmed the accident happened around 3 p.m. near Weakly Lane, not far from the bowling alley. LifeFlight helicopters from Vanderbilt University Medical Center were called to the scene. Further details have yet to be released.
  • 1 killed in Blue Angels jet crash Smyrna, TN

    06/02/2016 2:06:07 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 49 replies
    Wrcbtv ^ | 6/2/16 | Liz lohuis
    SMYRNA, TN (WSMV) - A Blue Angels airplane has crashed at or near the Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport, airport authority confirmed. According to Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service, one person was killed in the crash. The Blue Angels had been practicing on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s Great Tennessee Airshow in Smyrna. They flew over downtown Nashville on Thursday morning.
  • Experience the Blue Angels in 360-degree video

    02/19/2016 11:25:59 AM PST · by reegs · 7 replies
    USA Today ^ | 11/11/2015 | USA Today
    Climb aboard Blue Angel 4 in the "slot" position. Situated at the back corner of the Angels' signature diamond formation, you'll see the F/A-18 Hornets flying inches from each other as they execute breathtaking maneuvers. (***************** Blue Angels pilots are renowned for their flying skills and physical fitness. Their bodies endure as many as 8 g's during the demonstration. "It's very hard forces on your body," Frosch said. USA TODAY caught up with the Blue Angels at the Great Georgia Airshow in late-October. The Blue Angels agreed to mount one of USA TODAY's specialized camera rigs, designed to capture video...
  • LIVE VIDEO: Fleet Week Air Show S.F. Blue Angels

    10/11/2015 3:10:49 PM PDT · by bugseye · 4 replies
    abc7news ^ | 10-11-15 |
    The Fleet Week Air Show featuring the Blue Angels takes to the sky beginning at 3 p.m.
  • [San Francisco] Aerobatic Blue Angels Delight Hundreds Of Thousands – But Not SF Supervisor Avalos

    10/11/2015 2:30:01 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 34 replies
    KPIX (CBS San Francisco) ^ | October 10, 2015
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — If you were anywhere in San Francisco Saturday and didn’t see the Blue Angels, you likely heard them. The U.S. Navy flight squadron dazzled spectators as part of the city’s annual Fleet Week festivities. --SNIP-- Not everyone was thrilled. Representing some of the unimpressed, San Francisco supervisor John Avalos took to Twitter. “Maybe the rain and the fog means no Blue Angels! … #WishfulThinking,” Avalos tweeted. In response to a constituent, Avalos tweeted this: “U expect me to LIKE war planes buzzing SF w/feel good jingoism? Just the THOUGHT of a crash over the city should...
  • LIVE VIDEO: Fleet Week Air Show in San Francisco.

    10/09/2015 1:46:49 PM PDT · by bugseye · 18 replies
    abc7news ^ | 10-09-15 |
    The Fleet Week Air Show kicks off Friday at 1 p.m. and runs through 4 p.m. The line-up includes the Blue Angels.
  • Caught on Video: Blue Angels’ Florida Flyby Buzzes Beachgoers, Sends Umbrellas Flying

    07/14/2015 3:31:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    A video uploaded to YouTube by MrJasonmx3 shows Angel #5 doing a low fly-by. While the aircraft did not appear to be at unsafe altitude, it was close enough to the ground to send tents and umbrellas flying in the air. According to reports, the maneuver was performed by Lt. Cmdr. Mark Tedrow. Tedrow is a Pennsylvania native who has been with the Blue Angels since September 2011. The performance occurred July 11.
  • Blue Angels' first female pilot takes flight

    04/11/2015 3:59:18 AM PDT · by don-o · 140 replies
    CBS ^ | April 10, 2015
    When military aviation buffs pack into the Marine Corps Beaufort Air Show in South Carolina, they'll be wowed by the Navy's Blue Angels. But a new kind of history will also take flight in the team: a woman in the cockpit. U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Katie Higgins is the first female pilot in the team's 69-year history. Michelle Miller took to the sky to see how Higgins got her wings.
  • Blue Angels Return to Their Roots: F8F Bearcat

    04/04/2015 10:00:21 AM PDT · by Chode · 30 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 27, 2015 | All Things Aero
    In 2009, the Horsemen Flight Team traded in their typical steeds of P-51 Mustangs for the round engines of the F8F Bearcat to honor the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
  • Info request RE: Blue Angels and G Force

    02/07/2015 6:44:12 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 41 replies
    Need info on Blue Angels and G-Force. What do they usually pull? Its my understanding that "The Blue Angels are trained to ward off G-forces without the help of G-suits, garments with air bladders that repeatedly deflate and inflate to help maintain blood supply to the brain. The suits' movements would interfere with the control stick between a pilot's legs. " What is the maximum they can handle? When taking a reporter on a flight, what is the maximum G they would do?
  • Blue Angel pilot gives Golden Gate Bridge flyover during rush hour

    10/24/2014 1:12:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    One of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angel pilots recently flew right over the Golden Gate Bridge during rush hour, and the moment was perfectly caught on camera by a fan. Tiburon, California, resident Rich Shelton captured Lt. Cmdr. David Tickle fly his F/A-18 right above San Francisco traffic Oct. 9 during Fleet Week. “They don’t always make many passes between the towers, so I was very lucky to catch this shot with my relatively slow camera!” Mr. Shelton told Navy Times. Navy Times reached out to Blue Angels for comment and was assured that all necessary safety precautions were taken...
  • Naked photos in aircraft cited in Navy probe

    06/03/2014 5:45:30 PM PDT · by windcliff · 108 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | 6-3-14 | Julie Watson
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former Blue Angels commander tolerated inappropriate sexual comments and pornographic images in the workplace — including photos of naked women in the cockpits of the precision flying team's planes — during his time as its leader, the Navy said Tuesday. Capt. Gregory McWherter was found guilty of violating two articles under the military's code of justice during nonjudicial proceedings convened Monday in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The articles were failure to obey an order or regulation and conduct unbecoming of an officer by fostering a hostile command climate and failing to stop "obvious and repeated instances...
  • Ex-Blue Angels leader (TRUNCATED) gets a 'career-ending' letter of reprimand

    06/04/2014 1:44:10 PM PDT · by Fast Moving Angel · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 June 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    Full Title: "Ex-Blue Angels leader who did nothing to stop sexual remarks and porn in the workplace gets a 'career-ending' letter of reprimand". A former Blue Angels commander tolerated inappropriate sexual comments and naked pictures in the cockpits of the team's planes during his time as its leader, the Navy said Tuesday. (snip) The Navy said his command had explicit pornography, including photos of naked women, in aircraft cockpits; the painting of giant male genitalia in blue and gold on the roof of the center point trailer at the Blue Angels' winter training facilities in El Centro; and sexually charged,...
  • Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty, Navy investigating captain's time in Pensacola

    04/19/2014 6:25:17 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 57 replies ^ | April 18, 2014 at 4:16 PM, updated April 18, 2014 at 4:24 PM | Leada Gore
    Capt. Gregory McWherter, executive officer of Naval Base Coronado in San Diego, was relieved of his duties by Vice Adm. William French, commander of Navy Installations Command. The move was made based on initial findings of an ongoing investigation into allegations of misconduct and an "inappropriate command climate" at the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, or Blue Angels, based at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.
  • Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty amid misconduct probe

    04/18/2014 7:26:32 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 30 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 18, 2014 | By Tony Perry
    One of the Navy's top officers has been relieved of duty because of alleged misconduct while he was commander of the famed Blue Angels aerial demonstration team, the Navy announced Friday. Capt. Gregory McWherter was relieved of his post as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado. The action was taken by Vice Adm. William French, commander of Navy Installations Command. McWherter was commanding officer and flight leader of the Blue Angels from November 2008 to November 2010, and then from May 2011 to November 2012. The Blue Angels are based at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. French's decision "was based...
  • Fat Albert Cockpit: Flight

    06/27/2013 5:14:53 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 14 replies
    watch"><>p>Just a cool video about the Blue Angels' C-130.
  • Sequester and Airshows

    04/30/2013 10:16:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Pylon Place ^ | April 29, 2013 | Marilyn Dash
    We recently learned that the Blue Angels, the USAF Thunderbirds, the Golden Knights and all the Military Demo Teams have cancelled their entire Airshow season due to the Sequester. The Military will not take part in Airshows in any way – not static displays, not flying, nothing. This information has sent the Airshow Industry back to their drawing boards to see how they can move on from here. The Military Demonstration Teams are an enormous draw for these events. Military Teams can increase attendance by up to 30% while bringing many attendees from long distances which increase tourism for their...
  • Navy cancels Blue Angels shows for 2013 due to sequester

    04/09/2013 1:10:04 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 18 replies ^ | April 9, 2013
    The Blue Angels, the Navy's revered aerial acrobats, have been grounded for the rest of the year due to sequestration cuts.
  • Navy's Blue Angels Grounded "for sequester;" Obama sends $27M to Morocco to teach pottery painting

    03/11/2013 6:50:18 AM PDT · by pabianice · 24 replies
    Fox News Live (NO LINK) | 3/11/13
    Pretty much says it all.
  • Thunderbirds, Angels, Parachutes and Bayonets

    02/20/2012 7:20:03 PM PST · by pfflier
    People frequently mock Yuma and the desert southwest for the intense summer heat. This year they will envy us.In a few short days we will be able to witness the performace of the US Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and Drum and Bugle Corps. Then it is just a short drive to see the US Navy Blue Angels at the NAF El Centro open house. Finally, in mid-March, we will host the USAF Thunderbirds at the MCAS Yuma open house. As an added bonus, we will see the US Navy Leapfrogs and the US Army Golden Knights also featured at...
  • Fleet Week should be on the ballet in SF

    10/07/2011 10:35:15 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 55 replies ^ | 10/7/11 | Rich Hill
    I have strong feelings about the Blue Angels' annual visit. I do not like it. I find it to be a loud, violating display of military power that goes against what I stand for. During last year's Fleet Week, my students charged to our classroom's rattling windows at the first omniscient roar. With mouths gaping and eyes wide, they gazed out in hopes of seeing "The Angels" shoot overhead. We happened to be talking in class about our society's epidemic of violence and its many mediums of proliferation.
  • Blue Angels to fly on biofuels

    09/03/2011 3:41:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies ^ | Sep. 3, 2011
    When the six F/A-18 Hornets in the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration team thrill the crowds at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo in Maryland this weekend, they'll be soaring on biofuel. Each of the six Hornets will be powered by a 50/50-blend of jet fuel and camelina-based biofuel, according to a Navy press release. Camelina is a high-oil flowering plant grown in rotation on land used for wheat and on land too marginal for food production, according to Sustainable Oils, the company providing it to the military. Sustainable Oils says camelina can also reduce carbon emissions...
  • Blue Angels to resume air show season

    06/10/2011 5:05:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10 June 2011 | AP story
    PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The Blue Angels flight demonstration team is ready to start performing again. The squad announced Friday that it will resume its air show season June 18 in Davenport, Iowa. The team was ordered to go on a safety stand-down after a May 22 performance in Lynchburg, Va., where four of the six F/A-18 Hornets flew below their specified altitude. All six aircraft landed safely about three-fourths of the way through the scheduled performance without damage to the planes or injury to the pilots. The stand-down led to the departure of the squad's commander, Navy Cmdr. Dave Koss....
  • Navy Blue Angels in HD

    03/02/2011 5:42:13 AM PST · by Broker · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2011 | USN PAO
    Enjoy this video.
  • The Blue Angels' 'Echelon Parade'

    10/16/2010 1:09:29 PM PDT · by FTJM · 23 replies ^ | October 16, 2010 | Keith Breazeal
    The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are known for their precision and close formation flying in the F-18 Hornets. In this photo, the "Echelon Parade" formation is lined up perfectly and only a few feet from each other. From my vantage point, the view was breathtaking. Looking into the cockpit of all four jets perfectly aligned in their incredibly tight formation made my day. Their entire performance at Fleet Week was a spectacular display of jet aerobatics set against blue skies. --Keith Breazeal
  • Blue Angels in High Def - Great Video - Click To Be Amazed!

    04/06/2010 7:53:08 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 47 replies · 2,229+ views
    USN ^ | USN
    They Be Squids, but They Be Good!
  • The JATO Show Dies Of Old Age

    11/06/2009 11:03:13 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies · 1,514+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 11/06/2009 | The Strategy Page
    One of the last regular users of JATO (Jet Assisted Take Off) rockets is dropping the practice. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels acrobatic team will no longer feature their C-130 (called "Fat Albert", and used to haul around the maintenance personnel and their equipment) doing a quick and fiery takeoff using JATO rockets. This was always a crowd pleaser, partly because you hardly see it anymore. JATO was first developed in the 1920s, to get gliders into the air. Later, especially during World War II, and a few decades after, JATO was used for getting aircraft off the ground quickly,...
  • Obama Care Has No Clothes! Or Why I am Opting Out.

    10/13/2009 9:25:49 AM PDT · by timesthattrymenssouls · 2 replies · 334+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 10/13/2009 | Nancy Tengler
    Obama Care Has No Clothes! Or, Why I am Opting Out. One of the most important premises underlying the study of economics is the notion that people will always act in the their economic best interest. We assume the same of our leaders. That is our biggest mistake. Help me understand how the cost of health care, as Obama promised, will not add to the deficit. In September he told us "I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits-either now or in the future. Period." If he intends to cover the uninsured, a number...
  • The Reno National Championship Air Races Take Flight

    09/16/2009 5:15:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies · 1,222+ views ^ | Sept. 16, 2009 | Karoline Wightman
    RENO, NV - This is the 46th year of the air races, drawing fans from all over the world, and bringing millions of dollars to the local economy. The Air Races have been run since 1964 and are held at Reno Stead Airport just north of Reno. The US Navy "Blue Angels" return to Reno this year, their first visit since 2000. Race aircraft in the Unlimited Class reach speeds of over 500 mph - by far the fastest-moving machines in motorsports. The event also includes a world-class air show featuring the US Navy "Blue Angels" flying the F-18 Hornet....
  • Blue Devil vs. Blue Angel

    07/01/2009 7:13:37 AM PDT · by Abathar · 18 replies · 949+ views
    Motor Trend ^ | 07/01/09 | Arthur St. Antoine
    For once, even 638 horsepower might not be enough. As I slot the ZR1's six-speed shifter into first and tilt my gaze toward the flag girl, for reassurance I give the throttle a quick stab with my heel. The supercharged V-8 responds with a shock wave that momentarily warps my vision and clouts my stomach like a 7.2 on the Richter scale. Maybe I have a chance. The finish line lies one mile in the distance, somewhere beyond the heat waves; after reaching it, I'll be at very high speed and won't have a lot of tarmac left to stop....
  • Jet set on display[Blue Angels at NAS Corpus Christi this weekend]

    04/17/2009 5:20:51 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 1,132+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | April 17, 2009 | Stuart Duncan
    Blue Angels will perform for air show crowd The South Texas Shootout Air Show, featuring the U.S. Navys Blue Angels, will soar above Naval Air Station Corpus Christi on Saturday and Sunday. The gates open at 9 a.m. and the air show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. About 180,000 people attended the air show two years ago, said Bob Torres, NAS-Corpus Christi spokesman. The air shows site in the Coastal Bend rotates with NAS-Kingsville every other year. With the economy the way it is, its a great way to spend the weekend with the entire...
  • Blue Angels crash artifacts uncovered 50 years later (dog tag, emblem found in Alabama)

    03/03/2009 8:32:09 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 19 replies · 2,064+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 3, 2009 | Bill Kaczor
    PENSACOLA, Fla. – Debbie Harris knew the military dog tag and small metal emblem of a Navy fighter squadron she recently found in the sand near her home on an Alabama beach belonged to a Blue Angels pilot who was killed when his jet crashed there a half-century ago. But she wanted to find out more about Cmdr. Robert Nicholls Glasgow and what happened , so she turned to her aunt and uncle, who live in Pensacola, home of the National Museum of Naval Aviation. Their search led them to the museum's director, Bob Rasmussen, a retired Navy captain and...

    09/16/2008 6:35:58 PM PDT · by WSGilcrest · 30 replies · 7,481+ views
    Fleet Week 2008 Press Releases FLEET WEEK HAS A STELLAR LINE UP The Blue Angels Return along with the Canadian Snowbirds SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Sept. 2, 2008 -- Fleet week is proud to announce that the Navy’s Blue Angels will be returning to the skies of San Francisco. Fleet week makes its 28th annual appearance, October 9-14, 2008 -- attracting an estimated one million spectators along the San Francisco waterfront. The show will be bigger and better this year with the Canadian Snowbirds joining the Blue Angels. The Snowbirds’ performance features nine jets showcasing remarkable tactical aviation. Their show...
  • Nascar Sprint Crown Royal Dan Lowry 400 at Richmond Int'l Raceway ~ Saturday, May 3 Fox 7:00pm/et

    04/30/2008 3:42:58 PM PDT · by WestCoastGal · 883 replies · 706+ views
    Nascar, Jayski, My pics ^ | 04-30-08 | Me, Jack and Junior
    *** WELCOME - FREE REPUBLIC NASCAR RACING FANS Blue Angels to do the fly-by after the anthem at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, May 3. *** Cup Series practice [Speed TV] Live: 11 a.m. ET Friday TV Delay: 1:30 p.m. ET Cup Series qualifying 5:30 p.m. ET Friday Race begins at 7 p.m. ET Saturday on FOX In memory of Lt Cmdr Kevin Davis Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Friday, May 2, 2008 - ESPN2/7 p.m. MRN/7:30 p.m. THIS IS AN IMPOUND RACE - YOUR FANTASY PICKS SHOULD STILL BE LOCKED IN THURSDAY NIGHT. Yesterday was Dale...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Pensacola ~ 18 March 08

    03/17/2008 5:59:50 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 480 replies · 3,235+ views
    Service The Best Troops And Veterans In The World | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Pensacola "The Cradle of Naval Aviation", NAS Pensacola is a United States Navy base located in Warrington, Florida, a community southwest of the Pensacola city limits. It is best known as the primary training base for all Navy and Marine aviators and Naval Flight Officers, the advanced training base for most Naval Flight Officers, and as the home base for the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the precision-flying team known as the Blue Angels. The site now occupied by Naval Air Station Pensacola has a colorful historical...
  • Blue Angels Release 2008 Show Schedule

    12/13/2007 6:49:13 AM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 58 replies · 264+ views ^ | 12/12/07
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, The Blue Angels, has announced its show schedule for the 2008 season. Following winter training, the team begins the season at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., March 8 and will conclude the season Nov. 16 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 68 shows at 35 locations throughout the United States and Canada. "We are extremely excited to begin our new season and represent the Navy and Marine Corps team with a safe and exciting show for 2008," said Cmdr. Kevin Mannix, the squadron's...
  • Ex-Blue Angels leader Raleigh "Dusty" Rhodes dies in Calif. at 89; POW in WWII

    12/05/2007 4:28:23 PM PST · by STARWISE · 14 replies · 2,103+ views
    AZ Star ^ | 12-5-07
    Raleigh "Dusty" Rhodes, an early leader of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team who flew combat missions in two wars and was a prisoner of war, has died. He was 89. Rhodes died Nov. 26 of lung cancer in San Jose, his daughter Debra Rhodes said on Tuesday. The elder Rhodes flew fighters off of the USS Enterprise during World War II. In the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands near Guadalcanal in October 1942, he was shot down and captured by the Japanese. He spent the next three years in a prisoner camp, where he was beaten and starved, his...
  • Ex-Blue Angels leader Raleigh "Dusty" Rhodes dies in Calif at 89

    12/04/2007 12:47:11 PM PST · by Borges · 23 replies · 568+ views
    Daily Comet ^ | 12/04/07 | SCOTT LINDLAW
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. Raleigh "Dusty" Rhodes, an early leader of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team who flew combat missions in two wars and spent three years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp, has died. He was 89. The cause of his death on Nov. 26 in San Jose was lung cancer, his daughter Debra Rhodes said on Tuesday. Rhodes flew fighters off of the USS Enterprise during World War II. In the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands near Guadalcanal in October 1942 he was shot down and captured by the Japanese. He spent the next three years in...
  • Awesome vid of Blue Angel low level pass in Frisco.

    10/18/2007 4:52:33 PM PDT · by Names Ash Housewares · 25 replies · 78+ views
    gizmodo ^ | 10-18-07 | USN!
  • The Blue Angels: A Symbol of U.S. Navy Pride (I just saw them in enemy territory - San Fran)

    10/08/2007 3:07:59 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 34 replies · 1,002+ views
    national ledger ^ | oct 8 2007 | Benamon
    NOTE: I made a quick trip to the city by the bay, the fortress of freaks, the counter-culture crazies, the whackjobs of the West, the pierced pukes on parade --- San Francisco. It is too bad that a beautiful city has been really screwed up by the degenerates. It was Fleet Week, and to many of the leftist losers, the enemy was in town. And they must have gone ballistic when they heard the sounds of freedom, the Blue Angels, flying low over the city. The sound was wonderful. After the show, we happened to be in front of the...
  • (Backpeddling Mayor) Newsom Welcomes The Fleet With Fierce Defense Of San Francisco As Pro-Military

    10/07/2007 9:56:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies · 892+ views ^ | Sunday, October 7, 2007 | Susan Sward
    Newsom welcomes the fleet with fierce defense of San Francisco as pro-military Susan Sward, Chronicle Staff Writer Sunday, October 7, 2007 (10-06) 16:55 PDT SAN FRANCISCO - Mayor Gavin Newsom, attending Fleet Week festivities on the Marina Green on Saturday, lashed out at conservative critics who mocked San Francisco's consideration of a measure to ban the Navy's Blue Angels from flying over the city during this week's celebration. He cited that criticism and reports that the city turned down a Marine request to make a television recruitment commercial in the Financial District as examples of what he called exploitation by...
  • Blues Angels in San Francisco

    10/04/2007 12:20:13 PM PDT · by SF Republican · 27 replies · 541+ views
    eyewitness ^ | 10/4/07 | self
    The Blue Angels just flew over downtown San Francisco - what a wonderful sight and sound.
  • [San Francisco] Supe Chris Daly fails once again to get Blue Angels banned from SF skies

    09/11/2007 9:16:46 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 15 replies · 616+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/11/07 | Wyatt Buchanan
    (09-11) 20:25 PDT San Francisco -- Another attempt by San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly to permanently ban the Blue Angels from flying over the city was blocked Tuesday night. Daly previously introduced a nonbinding resolution calling on the Port of San Francisco to end the annual air show, but a board legislative committee refused to send it on to the supervisors chambers for a vote. The District 6 supervisor has subsequently amended the legislation to ask that flyovers by the elite aerobatic Navy squadron be prohibited above populated areas though allowed over the sea and San Francisco Bay. "I'm just...
  • Measure banning Blue Angels from San Francisco skies is rejected

    08/14/2007 12:51:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 90 replies · 2,002+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/14/7 | Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Staff Writer
    San Francisco's skies are safe for the Blue Angels. A Board of Supervisors committee Monday rejected a measure that would have called for a permanent end to the high-flying, aerobatic show that happens yearly during Fleet Week. The committee voted 2-1 to table the measure, authored by Supervisor Chris Daly, effectively killing it. But Daly, who cited public safety and noise concerns as his reasons for proposing the ban, promised to continue pushing it. "We've been lucky here in San Francisco," Daly said, noting that 26 crew members have died in incidents since 1946 when the Navy formed the flight...
  • FReeper Canteen~The Blue Angels~9 Aug 2007

    08/08/2007 6:00:42 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 435 replies · 3,213+ views
    The Canteen Crew
    The Freeper Canteen PresentsThe Blue Angels On April 24, 1946 Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Chester Nimitz issued a directive ordering the formation of a flight exhibition team (the first such official venture by any of the Armed Services) to boost Navy morale, demonstrate naval air power, and maintain public interest in naval aviation. However, an underlying mission was to help the Navy generate public and political support for a larger allocation of the shrinking defense budget. In April of that year, Rear Admiral Ralph Davison personally selected Lieutenant Commander Roy Marlin "Butch" Voris, a World War II fighter...
  • Daly backs move to ground Blue Angels show (San Francisco to ban Navy Blue Angels)

    06/15/2007 2:35:57 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 74 replies · 1,751+ views
    The Examiner ^ | Jun 7, 2007 | Joshua Sabatini
    Daly backs move to ground Blue Angels show Joshua Sabatini, The Examiner 2007-06-07 10:00:00.0 Current rank: # 165 of 6,519 SAN FRANCISCO - The annual aerial show by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels — a San Francisco tradition dating back to 1981 that pumps millions into the local economy — is running into opposition from three local peace advocacy groups that are calling for a permanent halt to the popular Fleet Week flyover. CodePink, Global Exchange and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 69, are working with Supervisor Chris Daly on a Board of Supervisors resolution to address concerns over the Blue...