Just a day after teasing the return of Fat Albert, the Blue Angels have posted a new sneak peak video of the new “Bert” and her new paint scheme.
The post accompanying the video says that this C-130J Hercules will be joining the team this year, following testing and then training flights for her Marine crew members. No specific date for a return to airshows has been set.
Here’s the full text of the Blue Angels’ post:
After nearly a year without our beloved logistics support aircraft, we are proud to announce that our new C-130J Super Hercules, aka, “Fat Albert,” will be joining us this year.
She will undergo extensive testing before her all-Marine crew begins training for their portion of the demonstration. While we would love to give you an exact date of return, the priority is putting together a safe and exciting flight demonstration that showcases the unique capabilities of this aircraft.
We are just as excited as you to welcome “Bert” back to the family, and you can be assured we will keep you posted as we progress toward her air show debut!