Blue Angels


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The U.S. Navy Blue Angels have been flying the McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet for twenty years. Here's a selection of pictures of the Blue Angels performing at airshows in California.

NAS Moffett, July 4, 1987

NAWS Pt Mugu, October 8, 1988

NAWS Pt Mugu, October 9, 1988

MCAS El Toro, April 29, 1989

Vandenberg AFB, May 6, 1989

NAS Miramar, August 12, 1989

MCAS El Toro, April 28, 1990


NAS Miramar, October 18, 2003

Lockheed C-130T, 164763 <em>Fat Albert</em> of the Blue Angels makes a Jet Assisted Take-Off Lockheed C-130T, 164763 Fat Albert of the Blue Angels takes off assisted by JATO.

Lockheed C-130T, 164763 <em>Fat Albert</em> of the Blue Angels makes a Jet Assisted Take-Off The JATO bottles near burn-out on Lockheed C-130T, 164763 Fat Albert of the Blue Angels.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornets of the Blue Angels perform a formation roll. The Blue Angels perform a formation roll.

The Blue Angels cut the corner of the approach to show center.

The Blue Angels cut the corner of the approach to show center.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 #5 of the Blue Angels F/A-18 #5 of the Blue Angels is shrouded in vapor during a high-speed pass.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18s of the Blue Angels The Blue Angels perform a line-abreast formation loop.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornets of the Blue Angels perform a formation loop. The Blue Angels perform a line-abreast formation loop.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornets of the Blue Angels perform a formation loop. The Blue Angels shift formation as they complete the loop.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornets of the Blue Angels perform a rolling break. The Blue Angels perform a rolling break.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornets of the Blue Angels perform a diamond formation loop. The Blue Angels perform a diamond formation loop.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18s of the Blue Angels

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornets of the Blue Angels perform a five-way crossover. The Blue Angels perform a five-way crossover at show center.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornets of the Blue Angels break into the pattern. The Blue Angels break into the pattern at the end of the show. This shot emphasizes the Dimage Z1's limited ability to focus on fast-moving jets.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornets of the Blue Angels taxi to show center. The Blue Angels taxi to show center.





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