16th Oct 2011, 08:52
Just been sent this YouTube of the Blue Angels by a non-flying friend, with a query as to why they flew some of the sequences with the gear down ?
Dunno - who does ?
[High Quality] Blue Angels - censored, no Van Halen Dreams - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=W6tB8Lf7YoU)
16th Oct 2011, 09:06
It is part of the routine. See following for Number 16 'Diamond Dirty Loop'
Blue Angels: Inside the Demo (http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/inside/)
Blue Angels : Official Website (http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/)
16th Oct 2011, 09:14
Thanks, thought it might be but didn't want to display my ignorance by suggesting it !
16th Oct 2011, 18:43
They flew alongside the BA747 i was travelling on last week as we landed at San Francisco.Very different experience seeing a display team from the air.
16th Oct 2011, 19:37
No problem, ExSp33db1rd. Thanks for the reply.
They were in San Francisco for Fleet Week - was a good free display in the bay with a good selection of A/C doing the rounds.
Mrs 622 let me take a day out of our hols to watch :ok:
17th Oct 2011, 15:58
Missed fleet week sadly but did see USS Carl Vinson depart.May see her again in San Diego in a few days.