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Blue Angels Homecoming airshow 2014

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Hi all,
Just got back from the USA this week. Thought I would share some of my photos from the Blue Angels Homecoming airshow which was held at NAS Pensacola. It was a free airshow with a crowd of over 100,000 spectators.

As well as the Blue Angels, there were some civilian acts (sadly I missed part of it due to traffic). There was a guy doing aeros in Beech 18. Michael Goulian was there in his Extra 330 and a formation team of 10 RVs. It was also the first time I had seen an F-35 JSF that wasn't wooden mock up. Yes, they do fly! Two of them flew overhead then did some circuits.

The Blue Angels flight display is truly a must see. Eventhrough number 3 had some difficulties and returned, the team on the ground got a spare number 3 going for the last half of the 40 minute show. A friend of mine got a great photo of the two number 3s parked nose to nose.

On our to Pensacola, we stopped in Mobile, Alabama at the Battleship park. I heard they had one of my favorites there. An early model SR-71 Blackbird! this one was the A-12 variant.

Anyway. Hope you enjoy my photos.

Best flying display I have ever seen.

Cheers,
Mister W.

Two U.S. Navy F-35 JSF


They do fly!


Not a wooden mock up this time.


Team AeroDynamix. This team was so big, I had to zoom right out and almost put the camera on the ground to fit all of them in the shot.


Good ol' Fat Albert C-130


The diamond 4


Solo pairs at 400+mph and 200 feet.


18 inches apart (about half a metre). Number 3 went missing. The show must go on!
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Solo pairs dirty pass with one inverted.


Echelon roll through 270 degrees then they rejoin as a diamond.


Number 6 zipping past to catch the rest.


One of their most demanding manoeuvres. A perfect line abreast loop. Impressive!


Solo pairs slow pass. You can just make out the gold visor on number 5's helmet.


6 ship delta barrel roll.


one of a couple of breaks they performed.


Best opportunity I had to get a shot on the ground. This was after the show.
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Me with my ol' mate Capt. Thomas Frosch. Blue Angels 1 (Boss)

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Battleship park. Mobile, Alabama USA.

F-4D at the gate.


USS Alabama

The beautiful Blackbird. It was bigger than what I expected.

My beloved Christine. Trying to work out how we can sneek it home and if we will have to pay for excess baggage on the 787-900.


B-52D.
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bobtait replied the topic: Blue Angels Homecoming airshow 2014

Some really great shots there. Must have been a great trip. Thanks for sharing them with us - the yanks sure know how to build a warbird...........
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sophiaedward64 replied the topic: Blue Angels Homecoming airshow 2014

It was a great show no doubt, I have attended this show with my kids and they enjoyed there a lot, it was too difficult to get passes of this event luckily I found passes on www.reecoupons.com/view/florida-ticket-station , well really it was a hell fun there,now I am waiting for another event, because my kids are waiting.
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Sofeopka replied the topic: Blue Angels Homecoming airshow 2014

Amazing photos, even 6 years on. Thanks for sharing them. Really awesome.
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