Video: Fat Albert Will Rejoin The Blue Angels This Year

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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… Read more

Blue Angels Tease Return Of Fat Albert, New Paint Scheme!

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The US Navy Blue Angels just posted an image to their social media which teases the return of the team’s C-130 Hercules known as Fat Albert, or Bert. The image shows video clips of the new airframe being edited with the caption “Something big is coming…” and close examination of the video thumbnails reveals some… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels 2020 Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the 2020 airshow schedule for the US Navy Blue Angels! Will you see them in 2020? Let us know! Post in the AirshowStuff Forums or on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show!2020 will mark the team’s final year performing in F/A-18 Hornets, before they transition… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels Preliminary 2021 Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the preliminary 2021 airshow schedule for the US Navy Blue Angels! This schedule has been released on a preliminary basis only, and will likely see multiple changes. Please make sure to check back with us in December of 2020 when an updated 2021 schedule is released!2021 will mark the team’s first year… Read more

New “Fat Albert” C-130 Expected To Join Blue Angels In 2020

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The US Navy has taken the next step toward getting “Fat Albert Airlines” flying again. The Naval Air Systems Command awarded a $29.7 million contract to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence this month for a C-130J Hercules aircraft. The C-130 will head to the Blue Angels to serve as their transport.The team retired… Read more

“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 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

US Navy Blue Angels 2019 Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the 2019 airshow schedule for the US Navy Blue Angels! Will you see them in 2019? Let us know! Post in the AirshowStuff Forums or on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show! Schedules often change during the year – make sure to check out our airshow… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels 2020 Preliminary Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the preliminary 2020 airshow schedule for the US Navy Blue Angels! This schedule has been released on a preliminary basis only, and will likely see notable changes. Please make sure to check back with us in December of 2019 when an updated 2020 schedule is released! Preliminary US Navy Blue Angels 2020 Appearance Read more

Fat Albert May Return to Airshows This Weekend at Pensacola Beach

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Those attending the Pensacola Beach airshow this weekend may get to see a sight that has been missing from shows for quite awhile- Fat Albert! Earlier this year, we reported on the potential of Bert returning to shows this summer. In an interview with NewsRadio 1620, Major Mark Montgomery said the team has been working… Read more