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Friday, July 3, 2009

The Blue Angels

Recently our local Naval Base had their air show. Which was spectacular. There were lots of acrobatics in the air, some on the runway, and lots of food vendors. The traffic coming into the base took 1.5 hrs, where normally it takes 15 mins. Needless to say, we missed closeups of a few of the attactions. But because most of them are aerial displays, we were able to watch much of it from the car!! My favorites and most likely everyone else's there too, are the Blue Angels. The Navy's premier acrobatic team. It's a six man/plane team, with #7 being the spare. It's simply amazing to watch these jets zoom by each other at high speed and miss each other. They flew straight up, in formation, upside down and sideways. It was skill and grace in the air. I loved it. Here's a little of what we saw. I look forward to when they will be back again.

5 comments:

runningonink said...

The Blue Angels are awesome! What lovely photos! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time!

Anonymous said...

The No. 7 is not a spare, but the plane for the Narrator and Events Coordinator. It is used for media rides prior to shows. If one of the 6 demo planes "break", it can be used in the diamond.

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

Sounds like everyone had a good time despite the traffic. My husband's favorite are the Blue Angels as well. I always go in hopes of seeing the Red Baron.

Jenn Klee said...

How awesome, my brother is a big airplane buff and he has always dreamed of seeing them up close.

ArtPfunk said...

WOW! So cool! I'd love to see something like that in person. And it's nice to see your face! LOL (and your kids are beautiful!)

 

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