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Re: 2020 US Navy Blue Angels Schedule

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:57 pm
by Adam
What are the odds of there being significant changes to the schedule, like we've seen with the ACC single-ship demo teams? Similarly (based on rumour only, there's no schedule yet) it sounds like the Red Arrows will be using the opportunity to drop in on several smaller shows which wouldn't normally stand much chance of getting a jet team, much like the F-35/A-10 at Cedar Creek Lake.

If the Blue Angels had a practiced routine ready to go, are there any practical reasons why they couldn't turn up at smaller events at relatively short notice, or even double up with the Thunderbirds from time to time? It'd require some goodwill and determination from the powers that be (as well as some rather speedy site surveys) but is it totally out of the question?

Re: 2020 US Navy Blue Angels Schedule

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:15 pm
by RyanS
Adam wrote: Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:57 pm What are the odds of there being significant changes to the schedule, like we've seen with the ACC single-ship demo teams? Similarly (based on rumour only, there's no schedule yet) it sounds like the Red Arrows will be using the opportunity to drop in on several smaller shows which wouldn't normally stand much chance of getting a jet team, much like the F-35/A-10 at Cedar Creek Lake.

If the Blue Angels had a practiced routine ready to go, are there any practical reasons why they couldn't turn up at smaller events at relatively short notice, or even double up with the Thunderbirds from time to time? It'd require some goodwill and determination from the powers that be (as well as some rather speedy site surveys) but is it totally out of the question?
I think the biggest obstacle is that small shows can't afford the teams, especially in this climate. The single ship demos have a MUCH lighter footprint with maybe 10ish members (5 hotel rooms, 2 or 3 rental cars) while the jet teams require dozens of rooms and cars and other special equipment, plus if memory serves a payment of $100k or something like that. I can maybe see them doing flybys of events, but not much else unless it's a venue they're familiar with and they grant some leeway in their normal requirements.

Re: 2020 US Navy Blue Angels Schedule

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:23 pm
by RyanS
2020 is not done yet! The Blue Angels are expected to debut the new Super Hornet delta formation with a flyover of the Army-Navy game tomorrow

https://airshowstuff.com/v4/2020/blue-a ... e-flyover/

Re: 2020 US Navy Blue Angels Schedule

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:29 pm
by RyanS
Blue Angels take off for West Point - 7 ship takeoff!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CItXMDXhA7v ... _copy_link

Re: 2020 US Navy Blue Angels Schedule

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:29 pm
by RyanS
And here's the first look at a Super Hornet delta formation!

https://www.facebook.com/AirshowStuff/p ... 6982222345

Re: 2020 US Navy Blue Angels Schedule

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:04 pm
by n33d4sp33d_85
I'm so looking forward to this. :D