US Navy Blue Angels Delta Flyover Planned For San Diego This Week

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Heads up San Diego! The US Navy Blue Angels will be performing a delta formation flyover this Thursday during a Change of Command ceremony for the Commander of Naval Air Forces (CNAF). Naval Base Coronado shared the news on Facebook earlier today. The six blue and gold jets will fly over Naval Air Station (NAS)… Read more

Blue Angels Return To El Centro For 2018 Winter Training Period

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The Blue Angels have returned to their winter home at Naval Air Facility El Centro in California! The team flew into the base, located about 87 miles east of San Diego, on January 3rd. They’ll remain at El Centro throughout January, February, and early March, flying several flights a day to perfect the demonstration. The… Read more

Red Bull Air Race: San Diego – Muroya Emerges Victorious In 2017

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In mid-April, the famed Red Bull Air Race World Championship returned to San Diego, California. Racers from all over the world descended on Browns Field and San Diego Bay for a chance to claim a win in the second race of the 2017 season. For many, the weeekend would be filled with one upset after… Read more

Patrouille de France 2017 US Tour Hits West Coast With Incredible San Francisco Photo Shoot

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The 2017 US Tour of the Patrouille de France has hit the West Coast! The team performed for one time only at Mather Airport in Sacramento, CA in the morning, then headed for a photo shoot with San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge in the evening. Spectators stood in awe as the eight-ship formation… Read more

Blue Angels Arrive In El Centro For 2017 Winter Training

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The US Navy Blue Angels have returned to Southern California to begin their winter training period! In a post on the team’s Facebook page Thursday afternoon, the Blues announced they had landed at Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro on a “beautiful day” and were ready to begin training. The 10 week flight training period… Read more

Blue Angels Cancel Performance After Pilot Falls Ill

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The US Navy Blue Angels were forced to cancel their Saturday afternoon performance at the California Capital Airshow today after Blue Angel #1, Commander Ryan Bernacchi, contracted a food-borne illness. Boss remains under the medical supervision of the team’s flight surgeon. In a statement published on Facebook, the Blue Angels said: Sacramento airshow fans. We… Read more

The US Navy Blue Angels Will Fly Over Super Bowl 50 In San Francisco

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The US Navy Blue Angels will provide the national anthem flyover at the beginning of Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco. The team has teased the appearance recently but uploaded the above image to their Facebook page tonight in an apparent confirmation of the rumor. It will not be a tremendously long trip for the… Read more

Red Bull Air Racer Mike Mangold Killed In Plane Crash

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Mike Mangold is dead after he was involved in an L-39 Albatros crash Sunday afternoon. Witnesses to the crash say that the aircraft was attempting to takeoff from Apple Valley Airport in Apple Valley, CA when it encountered an issue and crashed. Apple Valley Fire and Police Department spokesman Jason Nailon said that as “the… Read more