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#3690488 - 06/13/14 11:13 AM Re: Blue Angels [Re: preds1]
iowavf
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 Originally Posted By: preds1
 Originally Posted By: Gravey
Buzzed my office and house yesterday. What time are they flying tomorrow? Have baseball game at 10:45 in Smyrna so I'm sure we'll see quite a bit.


Think the air show starts at noon and goes to 4.
I assume the BA's will probably be last.
Think there's a P-51 mustang in the mix as well which I'd like to see.
We have a local construction contractor who has a P-51 and has flown with 2 other guys at several airshows. Watched them returning from the Offutt show. They came up the river about tree top high flying in a pretty tight formation, then Mike peeled off and went almost straight up and came around and landed as the other 2 headed towards the East. Either last year or the year before I think they flew over the start of the Talladega race.

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#3690503 - 06/13/14 11:28 AM Re: Blue Angels [Re: iowavf]
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Remember watching curt Watson run the ball at UT then perform with the blue angels. Flys for fed ex last I heard
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#3691099 - 06/14/14 08:30 AM Re: Blue Angels [Re: gatodoc]
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Living near DC for a few years, went to the air show at Andrews every year for Armed Forces Day. Saw both the Tbirds and the BA. If you've never seen either one, they are definitely worth going to see.

If you like the Blue Angels now, you should have seen them when they were still flying A-4's. Much tighter turns, better performance in maneuvers, they did a lot of stuff the F-18's can't even dream about.
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#3691116 - 06/14/14 09:00 AM Re: Blue Angels [Re: BMan]
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Saw them many times in Millington, but from the beach @ the Pensacola Beach Air Show was by far the best experience.
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#3691124 - 06/14/14 09:21 AM Re: Blue Angels [Re: BMan]
preds1
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 Originally Posted By: BMan
Living near DC for a few years, went to the air show at Andrews every year for Armed Forces Day. Saw both the Tbirds and the BA. If you've never seen either one, they are definitely worth going to see.

If you like the Blue Angels now, you should have seen them when they were still flying A-4's. Much tighter turns, better performance in maneuvers, they did a lot of stuff the F-18's can't even dream about.


What aircraft did they fly in the mid '80's.
Too young at the time to notice.


Edited by preds1 (06/14/14 09:23 AM)

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#3691131 - 06/14/14 09:42 AM Re: Blue Angels [Re: preds1]
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I live behind the Smyrna Airport. I've been seeing them for days. Close. Very, very close.
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#3691146 - 06/14/14 10:27 AM Re: Blue Angels [Re: Trapper John]
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I live in Annapolis and see them flying for three day when the mid's graduate from the naval academy in may. I live on the bay and a lot of people wake down to the beach to watch them flying over the bay.
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#3691377 - 06/14/14 08:06 PM Re: Blue Angels [Re: Mark71211]
preds1
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Few quick videos off the phone today.











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#3691382 - 06/14/14 08:19 PM Re: Blue Angels [Re: preds1]
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We were getting ready to start our baseball game and a plane drew a smiley face right up above us. I told our kids I better not see them looking up at planes. Thankfully none came over during the game. Afterward my son and I went to eat with my parents and then stopped on Weakley Lane to watch the Blue Angels. My wife said she could see them from the house but we're out across the lake so you don't see all the cool moves. Took several videos and here's a couple pics. The solo is right over us.


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#3691394 - 06/14/14 08:47 PM Re: Blue Angels [Re: Gravey]
preds1
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You were pretty close too Gravey. We were driving towards the smiley face, so figured we were going the right way. Decent show, other than traffic.
Here's one of Fat Albert (very impressive) and a few others.






Edited by preds1 (06/14/14 09:02 PM)

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