U.S. Navy Lts. C.J. Simonsen, top, and Dave Tickle, center, both solo pilots assigned to the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, fly in formation with Sean Tucker, a Team Oracle airshow performer, Aug. 2, 2012, over Seattle. The Blue Angels were in Seattle to perform during Seafair. (DoD photo by Mass Communication […]
Blue_Angels_102911_069, a photo by Rafael Marquez Photography on Flickr. This is the inverted dirty roll performed by Blue Angel #5 at their show at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. It’s called a dirty roll because the wheels are out and the flaps are down. If everything were tucked away, it would be […]
Blue_Angels_102911_127, a photo by Rafael Marquez Photography on Flickr. This photo is from the Blue Angels show at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio TX. Took this shot back in October of 2011 and I am just now getting around to posting it. For some reason, I thought that I’d already posted it.
I took this shot at a show at Randolph Air Force Base. Something that you may or may not know about the Blue Angels is that they use old planes that are taken out of fleet service. The planes look new because of the paint and other things that they do to the planes to […]
I got the see the Blue Angels this year in San Antonio. Sure, it was the same time that I got to see Fifi, but I’m counting this as a different highlight. When I saw the Blue Angels performing, I felt like this was the closest that I would ever get to seeing perfection in […]
110814-F-KA253-022, a photo by Official U.S. Air Force on Flickr. I’ve always been partial to the Thunderbirds, no matter how many Blue Angels pictures I may post. Via Flickr: U.S. Air Force Maj.’s Aaron Jelinek, Thunderbird 5, Lead Solo and J.R. Williams, Thunderbird 6, Opposing Solo, perform the Inverted Opposing Knife Edge Pass during the […]
Blue Angels pilot performs a looping maneuver over Naval Air Station Pensacola during a practice flight, a photo by Official U.S. Navy Imagery on Flickr. Via Flickr: PENSACOLA, Fla. (May 17, 2011) U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Brent Stevens, left wingman for the 2011 U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, performs a looping maneuver […]
Blue Angels C-130 Hercules, “Fat Albert”, a photo by jeffk42 on Flickr. “Hey, hey, hey, it’s FAAAAAAAT Albert!” I don’t know why I like this silly plane, but I’ll pretty much always post a picture of Fat Albert whenever I can. For those of you that don’t know, Fat Albert is the C-130 Hercules support […]