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Old 03-26-2009, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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The Navy's Blue Angels, a reporter took a back seat ride with one of the pilots on the team.

Check it out, it's awesome. It gives you an idea of what those pilots see and experience


http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/ajc/swf/bl...blueangels.swf
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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The Navy's Blue Angels use the F-18 Hornet, and from what I've seen in that video, and others on that same location, you can see the amount of G-Force somebody who is not trained, have to contend with, it's nowhere near what you would typically experience if you were on a commercial jetliner going through severe turbulance, or accelerating on a take-off roll, or landing with reverse thrust engaged, to slow the aircraft down.

I've only seen the Blue Angels a couple of times, the air shows I've always gone to had the Air Force's Thunderbirds, in their F-16 Falcons, who also do very daring and spectactular shows.

If you've ever seen The Thunderbirds or The Blue Angels, you also know how loud those aircraft are, especially when the after-burners are engaged.

I wonder if I can book a flight for my next vacation with The Thunderbirds, or The Blue Angels? Phoenix to Anchorage in 2 and a half hours!
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:46 PM
 
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AWESOME!!! Thanks for posting, Mike! Man, I miss military aviation... Was fortunate enough to see both the Thunderbirds & Blue Angels many times. And as proud as I am of my USAF Thunderbirds, the Blue Angels put on a slightly better show...sigh. But it's all good. A great way to let Americans see what their military does on a daily basis. (Especially since these aircraft can be returned to combat status in a matter of hours, if need be)

The only thing I regret is not seeing the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels when they performed with F-4s...
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