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Blue Angels

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The United States Navy's Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, popularly known as the Blue Angels, first performed in 1946 and is currently the oldest flying aerobatic team. The squadron's six demonstration pilots fly the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet in more than 70 shows at 34 locations throughout the United States each year, where they still employ many of the same practices and techniques used in their aerial displays in 1946. Since their inception, the "Blues" have flown a variety of different aircraft types for more than 427 million spectators worldwide.

 

Members of the 2010 season USN Blue Angels Team:

 

* Flying Blue Angel No.1 Commander Greg McWherter (Commander/Leader)

* Flying Blue Angel No.2 Lieutenant James Tomaszeski (Right Wing)

* Flying Blue Angel No.3 Lieutenant Robert Kurrle Jr. (Left Wing)

* Flying Blue Angel No.4 Major Chris Collins USMC (Slot)

* Flying Blue Angel No.5 Lieutenant Commander Frank Weisser (Lead Solo)

* Flying Blue Angel No.6 Lieutenant Ben Walborn (Opposing Solo)

* Flying Blue Angel No.7 Lieutenant Christian Simonsen (Advance Pilot/Narrator)

* Lieutenant Amy Tomlinson No.8 (Events Coordinator)

* Major Brendan Burks USMC (C-130 Pilot)

* Captain Edward Jorge USMC (C-130 Pilot)

* Captain Benjamin Blanton USMC (C-130 Pilot)

* Lieutenant John Thompson (Maintenance Officer)

* Lieutenant Johannah Valentine (Flight Surgeon)

* Chief Warrant Officer 4 Adolfo P. DeMontalvo (Executive/Administrative Officer)

* Captain Tyson Dunkelberger USMC (Public Affairs Officer)

* Chief Warrant Officer 3 Clive Dixon (Supply Officer)

 

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Taken on May 16, 2010