The US Navy Blue Angels demonstration team have been thrilling crowds with their aerial prowess for 70 years now. Growing up in Australia it took me quite a while to ever see them perform (2009) but since then I have certainly made up for it, catching demonstrations around the United States, including on their home turf… Read More US Navy Blue Angels 70th Anniversary: 1946 – 2016
From practice sessions to the Seafair Boeing Air Show, it was great to see the US Navy Blue Angels McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C/D Hornet’s flying over Seattle and Lake Washington once again! As always the Blues put on a fantastic flying display and one I never tire of! I attended Friday and Sunday – Friday was nice… Read More Seafair 2016: Boeing Air Show – US Navy Blue Angels
It has been a busy aviation week in Seattle! I attended the Friday (sunny) and Sunday (from grey skies and low cloud to sunny!) Seafair Boeing Air Show which included the new “Amazon One” Amazon Prime Air Boeing 767-300, a new Boeing 737 MAX, US Army and US Coast Guard helicopters, warbirds from the Flying Heritage Collection and… Read More Seafair 2016: Boeing Air Show
It was great to see the US Navy Blue Angels McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C/D Hornet’s flying over Seattle once again today! The were conducting practice sessions for this weekends Seafair Boeing Air Show. I can’t wait to see the full show down over Lake Washington!
With the relaxing of the budget, 2014 has seen a limited return to the US air show circuit of military jets including the US Navy Blue Angels display team who fly the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. I am happy to say I got to see the Blues once again at the Sun ‘n Fun air show in Lakeland,… Read More 2014: The Return of the US Navy Blue Angels
In August each year Seattle hosts Seafair, a huge festival involving many events, but my favourite part is the Boeing Air Show held over Lake Washington. The key performer each year is the US Navy demonstration team the “Blue Angels“. This year I didn’t actually attend the main area of the show which is accompanied with… Read More The Blue Angels & warbirds grace the skies for Seafair 2012
2011 marked the Centennial of US Naval Aviation, a service that started very humbly with only 2 Curtiss Pusher Biplanes in 1911. The first take off from a warship was completed by Eugene Ely on November 14th, 1910 in Virginia from the cruiser USS Birmingham which had a temporary platform erected over the bow. A few months later he completed… Read More The Centennial of US Naval Aviation – Pensacola, Florida 2011