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Patrouille de France Wrap Up 2017 North American Tour, Join Snowbirds For 19-Ship Photo Flight

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Canadian Forces Snowbirds and Patrouille de France

The Patrouille de France finished off their 2017 North American tour with a bang last week, when they joined the Canadian Force Snowbirds for a joint formation flight. The massive group of 19 aircraft passed over Parliament Hill in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, before overflying Montreal in Quebec.

Canadian Forces Snowbirds and Patrouille de France - Aero 150Canadian Forces Snowbirds and Patrouille de France

The teams performed for one another the weekend prior, at the Aero 150 airshow in Gatineau. The French worked their way home following the flyovers, hopping across the North Atlantic. They are now back in France and will participate in the European airshow season.

Canadian Forces Snowbirds and Patrouille de France

The Patrouille were also able to fly with both the US Air Force Thunderbirds and US Navy Blue Angels during their tour, as well as performing at several airshows and enjoying photo flights over major US landmarks.

All photos courtesy of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and Patrouille de France

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

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Patrouille de France Over San Francisco/Golden Gate Bridge

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 followed their supporting A400M Atlas transport/photoship on multiple flybys around the Bay Area. Two other Alpha Jets trailed the formation for more photos. These magnificent images from this flight really speak for themselves!

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The Patrouille has previously flown photo missions over New York City and the Statue of Liberty as well the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. They also performed at several East Coast airshows and even stopped to visit the US Navy Blue Angels at their home base of NAS Pensacola. Their trip through North America is quickly coming to an end though, and they will be heading East again soon for several military-focused events before proceeding up through Canada and back home to France at the beginning of May.

All photos courtesy Armée de l’air

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Canadian Wildfire Smoke Cancels Blue Angels Performance In Nebraska

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Blue Angels Grounded Due to Smoke
Note: This is a file photo, thankfully the smoke was not this bad!

Typically, when the Blue Angels are forced to cancel a demonstration, it’s due to rain or low clouds. However, on Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska, the cancellation was due to smoke.

To be able to perform, the Blue Angels must have at least three nautical miles of visibility horizontally from the designated show center point. Saturday afternoon, visibility in the Lincoln area was significantly reduced due to wildfires burning in Canada and Minnesota. More than 600 square miles have been burned in Fort McMurray, Canada. Winds from the northeast, helped by a frontal system, blew the smoke into the area and an air quality alert was in effect.

Smoke Cancels Blue Angels Show

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Smoke Analysis product showed heavy smoke in the Lincoln area Saturday afternoon. Each red dot indicates a hot spot or an active fire detected by satellites.

Although it is certainly frustrating for the spectators, this is probably the least important consequence of the devastating fires and our thoughts are with those affected. Luckily the team was able to perform a full demonstration on Sunday.

US Navy Blue Angels And USAF Thunderbirds Adopt Chemtrail Smoke To Aid Recruitment

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Blue Angels and Thunderbirds Chemtrails

Chemtrails aren’t just for airliners anymore! Unconfirmed reports have surfaced today that the US Navy Blue Angels and US Air Force Thunderbirds have begun using a new type of airshow smoke this year. The smoke will contain chemicals, such as Dihydrogen Monoxide, designed to induce a strong sense of awe and patriotism in anyone exposed to it. The substance is very similar to that used in traditional chemtrails that are sprayed around the world.

Documents released to the media indicate that the move is fueled by declining recruitment numbers. A primary goal of the demonstration teams is to inspire young people to enlist in the military. One passage in particular slams “kids these days” for being too distracted by cell phones and electronics to be taken in by the military’s message. “Even young people sitting outside at an airshow are constantly on their cell phones,” the document states, “and they can hardly be bothered to look up at the amazing aerobatics in front of them. New methods are needed to reach these dang kids.” Ironically, the military plans to funnel many of the new recruits into the drone pilot program where they will fly by staring at a screen.

The new smoke has already been used at several show sites in 2016, and will likely be appearing in skies near you at some point this year. It is not harmful to spectators’ health, but anyone affected will find themselves extremely impressed by the flying action during the show. They will feel euphoric and proud of the military capabilities of the US. If all goes well, some will even consider joining the military. All thanks to chemtrails.