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Flying With Angels

03/16/2014 10:38 AM

Just picked this up on one of my FB feeds. That looks really fun!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6tB8Lf7YoU

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Re: Flying With Angels

03/16/2014 10:44 AM

even though the F18 is a decades old design you can't help but be impressed with American technology

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03/16/2014 10:53 AM

I flew an aerobatic plane (prop-not jet) once. It was tons-o-fun, until I got sick as a dog.

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03/16/2014 2:44 PM

One of their "secrets" is the radio patter, with rhythmic material like song or poetry. The cadence allows everyone to split almost exactly at the same time on the same word or syllable.

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03/16/2014 3:01 PM

Going supersonic....zoom zoom baby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWGLAAYdbbc

Bonus video score....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTpMeE5j4AA

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03/17/2014 4:10 PM

Thanks for sharing, that was a totally awesome clip!! Blue Angels rock!!!

I would like to see that done with Corsairs though - there is no way those old birds can fly straight up right off the runway!

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03/18/2014 12:39 PM

Whew! I'm glad this is not another religious rant.

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03/18/2014 4:12 PM

Who? Me? There is a God, and he is wearing a Blue Angels uniform!

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03/18/2014 5:06 PM

I used the "flying with angels" thread title, just to fake you out.

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03/21/2014 8:36 AM

Awesome photography!

Several times I have had the opportunity to be part of the fire protection detail for USAF shows at an AF base openhouse. We were deployed to put out any fires from the "fake bombs" between the runways. It was certainly a thrilling experience to have them fly overhead at 50-100 feet, stand there as they went vertical over my head with the afterburners on, experience the body shaking noise, do rolls just over head and many other maneuvers.

A very impressive show of extreme piloting and choreography. Go to every show now if at all possible.

Thanks!

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