Inside the Navy’s Blue Angels Flying Team (HD)

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE Neb. – The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, an F-18 demonstration team, perform breathtaking stunts in their famous diamond formation during the Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show here Aug. 29. U.S. Air Force Photo by Josh Plueger

Check out this incredible video of the Navy’s Blue Angels going through their paces.  They are obviously at the top of the elite pilots of the world, but this inside the cockpit look gives you a new perspective.

The Blue Angels is the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron. The Blue Angels team was formed in 1946, making it the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team (under the same name) in the world. The Blue Angels’ six demonstration pilots fly the F/A-18 Hornet, typically in more than 70 shows at 34 locations throughout the United States each year, where they still employ many of the same practices and techniques used in their aerial displays in 1946. An estimated 11 million spectators view the squadron during air shows each full year. The Blue Angels also visit more than 50,000 people in a standard show season (March through November) in schools and hospitals. Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators.

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