Photo – Blue Angels / US Navy
The Blue Angels will fly one last flight with their six F-18 Hornet fighters. The flight is scheduled for November 4th in the city of Pensacola, Florida, where the US Navy demonstration squadron is located.
According to the official Twitter post, the flight of the relay should begin at 4 p.m. (local time).
We will be making one final flight with six F / A-18 A / B / C / D legacy hornets on Nov. 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST. The Legacy Hornets ‘final flight marks the Blue Angels’ official transition to the F / A-18 E / F Super Hornet platform. # USNavy #USMC #BlueAngels pic.twitter.com/jvUcuqBjN6
– Blue Angels (@BlueAngels) November 2, 2020
The Blue Angles will conduct an aircraft transition between this year and early next year. The Blue Angels are leaving the F / A-18 C / D Hornet for the F / A-18E / F Super Hornet.
The American team icon has already received its first F-18 Super Hornet with the races that give the team its name.
Arrival of the Blue Angel F / A-18 Super Hornet (center) Photo: USN
However, this year the Blue Angels also received their latest “Fat Albert”, a C-130J Super Hercules, which will support the team logistically.
A total of 34 years of F-18 Hornets in the demonstration team. The story began in 1986 with the introduction of the F / A-18 A / B. In 2010 it was time to introduce the C and D versions of the F-18 Hornet.
The Blue Angels are the oldest military demonstration troops in the world. In the list of the oldest teams follow the French Patrouille de France and our smoke squadron.
Blue Angels Quadrangle (Planes 1, 2, 3 and 4) – Photo: Us Navu Blue Angels
The Blue Angels were founded in 1946 and several aircraft have passed the squadron since then, including the F-4J Phantom II and the A-4F Skyhawk II.
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