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Old 2nd May 2020, 20:49
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Salute!

Didn't we used to have the term "NORS"?

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Old 3rd May 2020, 07:59
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No doubt the term 'tits-up' for a broken jet is no longer permitted under some snowflake equality directive?

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Old 3rd May 2020, 12:31
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Great video in post #12.
Bit of a 'hairy' at 2.58?
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Old 3rd May 2020, 19:06
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Originally Posted by Procrastinus View Post
Great video in post #12.
Bit of a 'hairy' at 2.58?
Here's another very similar video that seems to render sharper on my devices, perhaps due to the transcoding:


The near paint swap with the right wing position aircraft occurs on this clip at about 2:25.

As previously observed, at some point the number 2 jet was swapped with the number 7 narrator's plane (family model as gums would call it ) in the right wing position of the formation.

Some recent B-roll video of the Blues at Navy Pensacola linked below including the cadence calls for the preflight walk down which I've seen many times but have only heard once over the years on the flight line for a show at SUS near STL. My AOCS Drill Instructor would be proud (and inevitably somewhat critical ).

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/74884...b-roll-package
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Old 7th May 2020, 17:17
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Great views, I wonder what the camera setup is in that cockpit?
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Old 9th May 2020, 23:48
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In cockpit views from Florida flyovers - May 8, 2020.

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Old 10th May 2020, 18:07
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Originally Posted by D John View Post
Great views, I wonder what the camera setup is in that cockpit?
In some of the other recent videos the cameras appear to be multiple GoPros. The 360 views are probably stitched together with editing software.

The white box on the left side of the F-18 glareshield looks like a Stratus 3 ADS-B receiver:

https://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/st...-receiver.html
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Old 11th May 2020, 08:13
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On the right side of his HUD, what are the purpose of those 6 or so "rectangular lights?"
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Old 11th May 2020, 18:35
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Originally Posted by ehwatezedoing View Post
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On the right side of his HUD, what are the purpose of those 6 or so "rectangular lights?"
Here's one explanation, sounds plausible:

I finally spoke to a friend of mine who used to fly with the Blue Angels during the 2000/2001 show season. He said the lights on the glare shield were for the inverted pump indicator. The BA fly inverted longer than what is normally permitted for the Hornet so the Blue Angels aircraft are modified with a boost pump mounted to the top of the fuel tank. When they fly an inverted manuver for an extended period that pump is truned on, and while inverted fuel is pumped from the main tank to the feed tank. As fuel in the feed tanks is burned, the light would turns from green to yellow to red. When the light turns red it's time to roll back to a normal flight attitude.
Differences in Blue Angels' F/A-18s? - Jet Modeling - ARC Discussion Forums
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First photo of the ex-RAF C-130J that was bought for the Blue Angels as their "new" support aircraft.



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Old 30th Jun 2020, 20:13
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Blue Angels new Fat Albert

We all knew that former Brize Norton J resident been converted as the new Blue Angels Fat Albert by Marshalls. As it happened there was a photo day / PR so I drove past and from distant managed to take a few shots,

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Old 10th Nov 2020, 23:53
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Transition from Legacy Hornet to Super Hornet + 75th Anniversary of formation coming up"

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