United States Navy Blue Angels demonstration team

United States Navy Blue Angels demonstration team


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The Blue Angels is the United States Navy's flight demonstration squadron. It was formed in 1946, making it the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team (flying under the same name) in the world. The Blue Angels' six demonstration pilots fly the F/A-18 Hornet in more than 70 shows at 34 locations throughout the United States each year, where they still employ many of the same practices and techniques used in their aerial displays in 1946. An estimated 11 million spectators view the squadron during air shows each year. The Blue Angels also visit more than 50,000 people a show season (March through November) in schools and hospitals. Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators.

The mission of the Blue Angels is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting, and credibly represent Navy and Marine Corps aviation to the United States and its Armed Forces to America and other countries.

The Blue Angels use a United States Marine Corps C-130T Hercules, nicknamed "Fat Albert", for their logistics, carrying spare parts, equipment, and to carry support personnel between shows. Beginning in 1975, "Bert" was used for Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) and short aerial demonstrations just prior to the main event at selected venues. "Fat Albert Airlines" flies with an all-Marine crew of three officers and five enlisted personnel.


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The “Guardians of Freedom” Airshow and Open house alongside the Blue Angels invite our own local celebrates to take a ride in the F-18 Hornet, May 5, 2016, 155th...
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The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, or Blue Angels, arrive at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 28 for the 2016 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show...
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Marine Capt. Katie Higgins, the first female pilot with the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, or Blue Angels, talks about taking Marines and Sailors on a...
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McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base hosts the Smoky Mountain Air Show 2016 in Knoxville, TN. Senior Airman Darby Arnold reports.
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As the sun rises of the 134th Air Refueling Wing and the Smokey mountain Air Show, members of the Blue Angels and F16 Viper Demo Team went to visit the East Tennessee...
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2016 Smoky Mountain Air Show coverage.
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Members of the Nebraska National Guard and several emergency response teams collaborate in a Major Accident Response Exercise on April 13, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska....
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Navy Personnel Command updated the collocation policy. The Blue Angels returned to Pensacola, Florida. Maritime leaders from U.S. 7th Fleet, Republic of Singapore,...
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Arlington Provides Assistance to Disabled Vessel. GHWB Wins Retention Excellence. Blue Angels arrive in El Centro.
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Blue Angels hold a change of command ceremony at the National Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida.
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The Navy's Blue Angels showcase the C-130's capabilities at aerial shows around the country.
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The U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform during the 2015 Miramar Air Show aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, Calif. on Oct. 2-4, 2015. The air show is held...

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160518-N-DQ840-063 BEFORD, Va. (May 18, 2016) -- The U.S. Fleet Forces Band performs for students at Patrick Henry High School during a concert as part of Navy Week...
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160518-N-DQ840-087 BEFORD, Va. (May 18, 2016) -- The U.S. Fleet Forces Band performs for students at Patrick Henry High School during a concert as part of Navy Week...
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160518-N-DQ840-071 BEFORD, Va. (May 18, 2016) -- The U.S. Fleet Forces Band performs for students at Patrick Henry High School during a concert as part of Navy Week...
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160518-N-DQ840-056 BEFORD, Va. (May 18, 2016) -- The U.S. Fleet Forces Band performs for students at Patrick Henry High School during a concert as part of Navy Week...
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Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, the Marine Corps deputy commandant for aviation, addresses attendees during the 45th Annual Marine Corps Aviation Association Symposium and...
Generations of naval aviators gather for Marine Corps Aviation Association Symposium, Marine Aviation Summit Generations of naval aviators gather for Marine...
Attendees gather for a brief during the 45th Annual Marine Corps Aviation Association Symposium and Marine Aviation Summit at New Bern, N.C., May 17, 2016. Hundreds...
Generations of naval aviators gather for Marine Corps Aviation Association Symposium, Marine Aviation Summit Generations of naval aviators gather for Marine...
Attendees give feedback during the 45th Annual Marine Corps Aviation Association Symposium and Marine Aviation Summit at New Bern, N.C., May 17, 2016. Hundreds of...
Generations of naval aviators gather for Marine Corps Aviation Association Symposium, Marine Aviation Summit Generations of naval aviators gather for Marine...
Attendees sit through an opening brief during the 45th Annual Marine Corps Aviation Association Symposium and Marine Aviation Summit at New Bern, N.C., May 17, 2016....
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Ken Phillips,left, showcases an exhibit during the 45th Annual Marine Corps Aviation Association Symposium and Marine Aviation Summit at New Bern, N.C., May 17, 2016....
Generations of naval aviators gather for Marine Corps Aviation Association Symposium, Marine Aviation Summit Generations of naval aviators gather for Marine...
Ken Phillips,left, showcases an exhibit during the 45th Annual Marine Corps Aviation Association Symposium and Marine Aviation Summit at New Bern, N.C., May 17, 2016....
Generations of naval aviators gather for Marine Corps Aviation Association Symposium, Marine Aviation Summit Generations of naval aviators gather for Marine...
Mark Bosley, left, explains the controls of the Lockheed Martin F-35 simulator to an attendee during the 45th Annual Marine Corps Aviation Association Symposium and...
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Daniel Maulet demonstrates the capabilities of the Thales TopOwl Flight Helmet during the 45th Annual Marine Corps Aviation Association Symposium and Marine Aviation...

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Soldiers from The Old Guard and Pershing’s Own participate in the opening ceremony of the National Football League’s 50th championship game
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Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) opened its gate to the public for the 2015 Kaneohe Bay Airshow Oct. 17-18.