Blue Angels Formation - Angel Echelon
The Blue Angels demonstration begins with the C-130 aircraft known as Fat Albert. Fat Albert shows off its maximum performance capabilities during a ten-minute performance. Then out thunders the "superstars" of the show - the Blue Angels. The Blue Angels exhibit choreographed skills possessed by all naval aviators, which include aerobatic maneuvers of the four-plane Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two Solo Pilots. Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation.
During the show season, the team is stationed at Forrest Sherman Field, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. The Blue Angels fly 68 air shows at 35 air show sites in the United States during the 2010 season. The team celebrates their 23rd year of flying the F/A-18 Hornet. Last season, more than 8 million spectators watched the Blue Angels perform. Since its inception in 1946, the Blue Angels have performed for more than 463 million fans.
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