The Blue Angels are insanely talented—and, if this video is anything to go by, also more than a little nuts. The 360-degree view from a cockpit of one of their F18s is amazing, exhilarating and absolutely terrifying all at once.
They look supernatural, don’t they. According to the The US Navy, the Blue Angels are performing a “high speed diamond break-away maneuver” at the Miramar Air Show in this photo but to me, because of the way they’re in the clouds, they’ve never looked more angelic.
As the Blue Angels rip through the sky above the Ocean City Air Show in their F/A-18 Hornets, you’d be forgiven for thinking they were a single aircraft. They’re just so. Amazingly. Close.
Excuse me for putting up another aerobatic shot this week, but I couldn't resist this image posted by the US Navy. Their position in the sky seems counterintuitive, yet it is perfectly normal for them.
Absurd. Like seriously. Look at this fleet of Blue Angels fighter jet planes fly in a perfect pattern in a practice session. The flight pattern they were practicing, I'm assuming here, is called "Let's get these flying metal beasts as close as possible so that one inch of a mistake will kill us all". I mean the wing…
Imagine that: Just spend your days flying at the speed of sound, going from one corner of the world to another, and pulling up all sort of acrobatic stunts. Impressive photo of the squadron flying in Delta Formation over the carrier USS George H.W. Bush off the Florida coast near Mayport Naval Station.
It's not that flying inverted is particularly difficult—if you are Blue Angel, that is. But this photo of one of their F/A-18 Hornets inverted "during the double farvel maneuver at a practice flight demonstration over Pensacola Beach" made my head spin a little bit.
It's Fleet Week here in San Francisco and that means Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron aka The Blue Angels are back in town for the celebration. This is what it takes to convert a battle-ready F/A-18 Hornet into a marvelous stunt-flying Angel.
There can't be many things more exhilarating than flying with a Blue Angel or any other acrobatic aviation team. This awesome image shows why. You can get the 4,914 x 3,399 pixel version for your desktop here.
Commander Dave Koss, commanding officer of the Navy's venerable Blue Angels flight demonstration team, has voluntarily stepped down after taking his four-man team too close to the flight deck during a Barrel Roll Break maneuver.
Check out this video of Blue Angel #5 shot last week at Fleet Week in San Francisco. It's a Boeing F/A-18 Hornet jet aircraft flying about 25 feet above the surface of the water, and creating what's called a Prandtl-Glauert condensation cloud. Not only is this jet jockey flying perilously close to the edge of the…