Fat Albert To Miss Start Of Blue Angels’ 2017 Airshow Season

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Last August, we reported that Fat Albert, the famous C-130 Hercules flown by the US Navy Blue Angels, was undergoing a massive maintenance overhaul at Hill AFB in Utah. The rework caused the beloved aircraft to miss the remainder of the 2016 season, and the Marine Corps crew borrowed a standard KC-130 to transport the… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels To Headline EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 With Full Aerobatic Performances

The famous US Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team will headline EAA AirVenture for the first time this July. Although the show was previously listed on the preliminary 2017 schedule released last year, it was confirmed earlier this week when the updated 2017 Blue Angel schedule was announced. The team has sent jets to AirVenture… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels 2017 Airshow Schedules Released

Here is the 2017/2018 airshow schedule for the United States Navy Blue Angels! Will you see them in 2017? Let us know! Post on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and on our forums – and make sure you share pictures after the show! 2017 Appearance Schedule – US Navy Blue Angels March 11: El Centro, CA… Read more

New Photo Albums – Spirit of St Louis Airshow 2016

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Two new albums are now available in our photo gallery! Check them out here: Spirit of St Louis Airshow 2016 – David Jacobson Spirit of St Louis Airshow 2016 – Anthony Richards

Fat Albert Loses Famous Blue Angel Paint Scheme As Part Of Maintenance Overhaul

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Fat Albert has lost the famous blue and gold colors of the Blue Angels as part of a maintenance overhaul currently underway. The aircraft was flown to Tinker AFB in Oklahoma, where crews worked in three shifts to remove the famous paint scheme and check for corrosion. The base Facebook page posted a photo of… Read more

Blue Angels’ Fat Albert Will Reportedly Not Fly Again Until After 2016 Airshow Season

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Fat Albert, the famous C-130 Hercules that serves as the transport for the US Navy Blue Angels, appears to be done flying for the season. As we reported last week, Bert was forced to miss the Seattle Seafair airshow this past weekend due to unspecified maintenance issues, and unconfirmed reports began circulating that it would… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels’ Fat Albert To Skip 2016 Seattle Seafair For Maintenance

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The US Navy Blue Angels’ famous C-130 Hercules transport known as “Fat Albert” or “Bert” will not be performing with the team in Seattle this weekend. The team, which arrived in the area yesterday, announced that due to mechanical issues the aircraft will have to undergo maintenance instead of making the trip. Bert is operated… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels Announce New 2017 Officers

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The US Navy Blue Angels have announced the officers that will be joining the team for the 2017 show season. These outstanding individuals were selected after a rigorous process and we want to congratulate them on their new status! They will join the returning members of the team, including the “Boss”, Blue Angel #1 Cmdr.… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels Mark 70 Years Of Airshow Excellence

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Saturday marks the start of the US Navy Blue Angels’ 70th airshow season. The Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, ordered the establishment of the team on April 24th, 1946, and they flew their first show at Craig Field in Jacksonville, Florida, on June 15th of that year. Since that time, the Blue… Read more