The pinnacle of US air power was on display over South Carolina yesterday, as the US Navy Blue Angels joined a US Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighter for a formation photo flight over Beaufort, SC. The Blue Angels’ Public Affairs office published these amazing shots taken from the photo ship, which appears to be a C-130 Hercules with the rear ramp down. This is not a view you see very often!
Update: More photos have been added from the F-22 Demonstration Team!
Photos: US Navy Blue Angels
The photo shoot was flown to promote the airshow at MCAS Beaufort, which takes place this weekend. Both the Blue Angels and F-22 demonstration team will perform. You can read more about the show in our forums, and see where the teams will be performing this year on our airshow calendar.
Photos: 2nd Lt. Samuel Eckholm/USAF F-22 Demo Team
The Blue Angels perform these photo missions from time to time; in 2017 we filmed the #5 and #6 solo pilots flying off the wings of civilian aerobatic pilots as well as the B-29 Superfortress “Doc” at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI.