“Fat Albert” C-130 Retires From Blue Angel Duties

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The current “Fat Albert” has flown her last show. Of course, “Fat Albert” is the name given to the C-130 Hercules transport assigned to the famous US Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron. Their current C-130T aircraft (BuNo 164763) has had numerous issues in recent years and saw extended periods of down time for maintenance… Read more

Blue Angels Treat Disney Visitors To Special Epcot Flyover

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Photo Courtesy of Blog Mickey The Blue Angels wowed Disney fans Thursday as they roared over Walt Disney World’s Epcot park. The signature Delta formation for F-18 Hornets made two passes over the area, including a Delta Breakout directly over the iconic Spaceship Earth sphere just after 10am. This morning, the @USNavy Blue Angels flew… Read more

Blue Angels To Soar Over Epcot Next Week

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Photo: US Navy Blue Angels Walt Disney World visitors will get an extra dose of magic next week when the US Navy Blue Angels perform a pair of flybys over Epcot! On May 2nd, the six Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornets will soar over the park before splitting apart over Spaceship Earth, the iconic geodesic sphere… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels And F-22 Raptor Team Up For Rare Photo Flight (Updated)

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Photo: 2nd Lt. Samuel Eckholm/USAF F-22 Demo Team 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… Read more

Blue Angels Announce Commanding Officer For 2020-2021 Show Seasons, Super Hornet Transition

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The US Navy Blue Angels have announced that Commander Brian “G” Kesselring will be the next Flight Leader and Commanding Officer of the famous demonstration team. He will take over from current “Boss” Captain Eric “Popeye” Doyle at the conclusion of the 2019 airshow season. The change of command ceremony is traditionally held the day… Read more

Blue Angels Set To Kick Off 2019 Airshow Season This Weekend

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The 2019 US airshow season will kick into high gear this weekend when the Blue Angels perform at NAF El Centro in California. The team has been at the base for months, flying the 120 practice flights that make up their winter training syllabus. We visited El Centro last week to get a look at… Read more

Blue Angels Release 2019 Pensacola Practice Schedule

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The US Navy Blue Angels have released their 2019 Pensacola practice schedule! Although the team travels the country during the year, they return home to NAS Pensacola in Florida most weeks. In order to stay proficient in their demanding routine, they traditionally fly practice performances over the base on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during airshow season… Read more

Former Blue Angel Explains Super Hornet Transition Plans, Talks New Routine

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We now know a lot more about the US Navy Blue Angels‘ coming transition to the F/A-18E Super Hornet thanks to former Blue Angel #1 Captain Ryan Bernacchi. He spoke to Newsradio 1620 in the team’s hometown of Pensacola, FL recently, and explained not only the difference between the team’s current F/A-18 “Legacy” Hornets and… Read more

BREAKING: US Navy Blue Angels Pilot Suffers Landing Mishap In El Centro

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An unnamed pilot of the US Navy Blue Angels was thankfully uninjured after a landing mishap at NAF El Centro today. The pilot was landing at the base when the aircraft’s main landing gear failed to extend properly. The pilot was able to make an emergency landing with the F-18 Hornet without injuring himself or… Read more

Set Your Airshow Plans With Our New Airshow/Aviation Event Calendar

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Looking to plan your airshow schedule in 2019? AirshowStuff is happy to unveil our new calendar of airshows and aviation events in the US and Canada! This calendar combines the major military/jet team schedules and other known events into a single list for easy browsing and comparison. You can use the filters to search by… Read more