Fat Albert Returns To Airshows!

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Fat Albert, the Blue Angels C-130 Hercules transport will return to the skies this week for the first airshow demonstration since her maintenance overhaul. Bert will fly in the annual Pensacola Beach Airshow, slated for June 8th. Practice day is Friday, June 7th. Late last summer, Fat Albert was grounded for the end of the… Read more

EAA Announces Preliminary Airshow Schedule For AirVenture 2017 In Oshkosh

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EAA has released the preliminary daily airshow schedule for this year’s AirVenture convention in Oshkosh! This schedule doesn’t include all of the military performers and will obviously change a bit in the coming weeks. Join us in Oshkosh on July 24th for the biggest party in aviation, and be sure to share your thoughts in… Read more

Fat Albert Is Ready To Roll: Maintenance Complete!

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The Blue Angels’ C-130T Hercules, affectionately known as “Fat Albert” is ready to return to the team after undergoing a maintenance overhaul at Hill AFB! Fat Albert crew members went to Hill AFB recently to check out Bert and take delivery of the aircraft. Bert had been at Hill for several months after a chemical… Read more

“Naked” Fat Albert Returns To Flying Following Major Overhaul

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One of our fans sent in these photos of Fat Albert looking decidedly naked a few days ago. The Blue Angels’ famous C-130 Hercules has been undergoing major repairs at Hill AFB in Utah for months, but the aircraft is clearly airworthy again, and we’re told new blue, gold, and white paint is being applied… Read more

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