The United States Navy's Blue Angels, founded in 1946, are one of the best aerobatic patrols in the world.
Currently equipped with six single-seat F/A-18E Super Hornet fighters, two two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet and a C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft (the latter nicknamed "Fat Albert" and which is operated by the Marine Corps), the Blue Angels are capable of seemingly impossible maneuvers, such as the Diamond 360, in which four of its planes fly in a formation rhombus-shaped only 45 centimeters apart from each other.
At the beginning of October, the Blue Angels participated in Fleet Week in San Francisco, making a large aerial display over its bay and over such famous sites as the Golden Gate Bridge and the famous prison of the Alcatraz island. AirshowStuffVideos posted yesterday an excellent video of that exhibition. I encourage you to turn up the volume of the speakers, the sound is spectacular:
You can see here some excellent photos of this exhibition published by the Blue Angels on his Facebook page. They were taken from one of that aerobatic team's planes. Without a doubt, they are some of the best photos I have seen of an air show.
Main photo: U.S. Navy.
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