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#4523504 - 06/02/20 12:41 PM Blue Angel's will transition to the Rhino  
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#4523514 - 06/02/20 01:16 PM Re: Blue Angel's will transition to the Rhino [Re: CyBerkut]  
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I hate to say it, but I probably saw the Blue Angels for the last time around 3 years ago.

I posted about it here...
I've got the Blues this morning.

And not just because they'll no longer be flying one of my favorite jets, the legacy Hornet.

I'm also reminded by my thread that I'm getting too old and cranky to deal with the insane amount of traffic and people at an airshow, although New Orleans was worse than any of the ones in Jacksonville (alternating NAS and beach). Maybe I can catch a practice in Pensacola and then enjoy the rest of my quiet day at the Naval Aviation Museum.



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#4523516 - 06/02/20 01:44 PM Re: Blue Angel's will transition to the Rhino [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG
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I'm also reminded by my thread that I'm getting too old and cranky to deal with the insane amount of traffic and people at an airshow, although New Orleans was worse than any of the ones in Jacksonville (alternating NAS and beach). Maybe I can catch a practice in Pensacola and then enjoy the rest of my quiet day at the Naval Aviation Museum.


That sounds like an excellent idea.

Do the Blues publish their Pensacola practice schedule, or is it just local/common knowlege... or just matter of luck catching them at it?

#4523518 - 06/02/20 01:52 PM Re: Blue Angel's will transition to the Rhino [Re: CyBerkut]  
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It used to be on Tuesdays during the season, but that was several years ago, I'd have to check. Also, I think I remember the Museum even having bleachers in the back somewhere to watch.

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From an airshow in Jax, still a nice looking aircraft...

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Much overcast that day, the Blues were questionable but ended up doing their 'low show', which I thought was a cool change, if a bit louder! biggrin

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The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4523522 - 06/02/20 02:24 PM Re: Blue Angel's will transition to the Rhino [Re: CyBerkut]  
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Originally Posted by CyBerkut
Do the Blues publish their Pensacola practice schedule, or is it just local/common knowlege... or just matter of luck catching them at it?


Found some info: "...most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings..."

https://www.blueangels.navy.mil/faq/

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"52 | Is it possible to schedule a tour of the Blues home base?

Unfortunately, no. Due to hectic show and maintenance schedules, it is extremely difficult to schedule tours or photographic opportunities. People who desire to see the Blue Angels between shows are encouraged to view a practice demonstration at the National Museum of Naval Aviation at NAS Pensacola. Practices are usually held most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings; weather permitting, during the show season when the team is home. A tentative practice schedule may be viewed on the Blue Angels' website at www.blueangels.navy.mil/show/."
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Even though the day is done
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#4523553 - 06/02/20 10:05 PM Re: Blue Angel's will transition to the Rhino [Re: CyBerkut]  
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Good info guys!

#4523558 - 06/02/20 11:09 PM Re: Blue Angel's will transition to the Rhino [Re: CyBerkut]  
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I never thought of the Super Hornet as being as big as an F4.


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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
I never thought of the Super Hornet as being as big as an F4.


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#4523570 - 06/03/20 02:19 AM Re: Blue Angel's will transition to the Rhino [Re: CyBerkut]  
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Originally Posted by CyBerkut
Originally Posted by MarkG
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I'm also reminded by my thread that I'm getting too old and cranky to deal with the insane amount of traffic and people at an airshow, although New Orleans was worse than any of the ones in Jacksonville (alternating NAS and beach). Maybe I can catch a practice in Pensacola and then enjoy the rest of my quiet day at the Naval Aviation Museum.


That sounds like an excellent idea.

Do the Blues publish their Pensacola practice schedule, or is it just local/common knowlege... or just matter of luck catching them at it?


2020 schedule including practice - NOTE this has been greatly affected by Covid this year. Normally there are a lot more practice times.

I have been there the past three years - yes they have bleachers and chairs you can rent. Also some limited concessions.
It is well worth the show - get there early...
https://www.blueangels.navy.mil/show/



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#4523633 - 06/03/20 03:28 PM Re: Blue Angel's will transition to the Rhino [Re: CyBerkut]  
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That's a porker of a plane for aerobatic demonstrations. Far sexier than the Phantom, though--not F-16 sexy, but not fugly, either.

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Originally Posted by MarkG
I hate to say it, but I probably saw the Blue Angels for the last time around 3 years ago.

I posted about it here...
I've got the Blues this morning.

And not just because they'll no longer be flying one of my favorite jets, the legacy Hornet.

I'm also reminded by my thread that I'm getting too old and cranky to deal with the insane amount of traffic and people at an airshow, although New Orleans was worse than any of the ones in Jacksonville (alternating NAS and beach). Maybe I can catch a practice in Pensacola and then enjoy the rest of my quiet day at the Naval Aviation Museum.

One of the reasons I now go VIP, but I blame one of the directors of a company I used to work for, he kept giving me VIP tickets to airshows and I liked that extra touch you got. So now when I take my grandson to the airshow we go VIP, private parking and a limousine to the stand at the airshow, going to miss it this year though.


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#4523667 - 06/03/20 06:53 PM Re: Blue Angel's will transition to the Rhino [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
That's a porker of a plane for aerobatic demonstrations. Far sexier than the Phantom, though--not F-16 sexy, but not fugly, either.


The Super Hornet is still considerably smaller than the Flankers that some demonstration teams are using.

The Flanker series are huge, almost the size of an F-111.

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Originally Posted by Crane Hunter
Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
That's a porker of a plane for aerobatic demonstrations. Far sexier than the Phantom, though--not F-16 sexy, but not fugly, either.


The Super Hornet is still considerably smaller than the Flankers that some demonstration teams are using.

The Flanker series are huge, almost the size of an F-111.


Yes, but the Flanker is sexy...Rhino...not so much.


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#4523671 - 06/03/20 07:06 PM Re: Blue Angel's will transition to the Rhino [Re: CyBerkut]  
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The Flanker is indeed a great looking fighter jet. I like the MiG-29 as well.


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#4523672 - 06/03/20 07:35 PM Re: Blue Angel's will transition to the Rhino [Re: CyBerkut]  
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Yeah those flankers and MIG-29s are hot, just like Russian women.

All those years in the Cold War we thought Russians had nothing but fat Olgas... Oh, were we wrong.

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#4523685 - 06/03/20 09:37 PM Re: Blue Angel's will transition to the Rhino [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
That's a porker of a plane for aerobatic demonstrations. Far sexier than the Phantom, though--not F-16 sexy, but not fugly, either.


Might be a bit louder though!

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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Yeah those flankers and MIG-29s are hot, just like Russian women.

All those years in the Cold War we thought Russians had nothing but fat Olgas... Oh, were we wrong.


One thing I have learned over the years is socialism keeps a woman's body quite thin.


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#4523693 - 06/03/20 10:14 PM Re: Blue Angel's will transition to the Rhino [Re: CyBerkut]  
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I wonder what will replace the Super Hornet in Blue Angels service?

I mean yeah, the F-35C is the obvious answer, but will they want to slate any of what's bound to be a dwindling fighter fleet for demonstration purposes?

Whatever it is, it may well be the last U.S. Navy manned fighter platform.

#4523730 - 06/04/20 06:14 AM Re: Blue Angel's will transition to the Rhino [Re: Crane Hunter]  
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Originally Posted by Crane Hunter
I wonder what will replace the Super Hornet in Blue Angels service?

I mean yeah, the F-35C is the obvious answer


I'd vote for the "A"!

And maybe a bit of "B" action too.

F-35C would be the last choice, unless you're going to put cables across a runway and "simulate" a carrier landing...

Oh it'd still be awesome to watch it fly, but the C would be the least of the three I'd want to see (I've seen an A, it was crazier than a Raptor)...

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