Blue Angels...

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  1. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    One thing on my bucket list has been to see them, that happened today as they were in town, I'm no plane junkie. I've rode shotgun and tried my hand under guidance with little personal Cessna and Cherokee tin cans. Can you say... BORING!!

    A fly by with one of those war machines has always got the blood pumping though. Today ranked really high in the badass factor of stuff I've seen/attended. The feel, the sound, standing on a bridge feeling it shake as they buzzed by. Watching Fat Albert cruise along and seeing that fat pig cruise up doing a 45 degree angle.

    Watching them in formation like they are on rails is wild! The head on from my angle looked like they were going to crash. It's been a few years or more since they've been to KC. If they come back next year I know where I'll be that weekend.

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    I like the Blue Angels far better than the Thunderbirds, maybe because I've flown with a former Blue Angel pilot (sadly a Marine) and have one friend who flew with the Angels and another who did their PA.
     

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    KWalrad No Wire Hangers!

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    Few things are cooler than the Blue Angels.
     
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    Why say sadly a marine?
     
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    Every year I hear them. They come here late summer every year. Or maybe they're stationed here, I'm not sure. But my whole life I've always heard how cool the shows where. Maybe someday...
     
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    Just do it, doubt you will be disappointed.
     
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    Now that I have a son I definitely will. Thanks.
     
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    Interservice rivalry. I actually like Marines (don't tell!). I had an inter-service assignment with the Marines and was a direct report to Gen. Richard Hearney, a name that will mean something to Marines. Here's a pic of the guy because I think he represents the archetypical Marine and could be on a Marine recruiting poster. Oorah.

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    I guess it's like the Ford/Chevy guy thing. I've never been in the military, I have/had thought about it but couldn't ever give up my freedom and having somebody telling me what to do/ where to live.

    More power to you guys.
     
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    I have seen the Angels a couple times and they are spectacular, I have seen the Thunderbirds far more and I can't say that I think either team is more special then the other but since I don't get to see the Angels as often it seems to be more special.

    I get to see the Thunderbirds every year at the Air Force Academy, you can't go from Denver to Colorado Springs when they are flying, it stops the Interstate and all roads North/South for an hour every year, and nobody cares a bit, what a great show!
     
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    Well the thunderbirds is a new idea to me, I've always heard Blue Angels! Not putting them down just saying.

    Either way more power to them. Today I felt like my tax money was going to a good cause for once. If you want to burn money, at least give me some real life entertainment.
     
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    I saw the Blue Angels during the F-4 days. Wow!
     
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    Was that the air show at Wheeler downtown airport in KC ?
     
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    They put on a good show for sure!
     
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    They are based out of Pensacola and often train off Fort Morgan, out in the Gulf. I've seen them practice many times, nothing like watching them screaming along about a hundred feet off the water in formation, kicking up a rooster tail, then go straight up in a starburst. Amazing.

    They have some kind of spotter, either an AWACS or whatever has replaced it, that I assume spots for vessels.
     
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    I saw the Blue Angels first and I thought they were better than the Thunderbirds as well. Not that the Thunderbirds were bad. Hell, maybe it was the extra engine making more noise that made them more impressive.
     
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    tous GET A ROPE!

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    Might could be that the Blue Angels pilot one of the most awesomenest aircraft ever built in the history of mankind, nay, in the entire Universe. :supergrin: :whistling:

    Both the Thunderbirds and the Blue Angels exhibition teams do a remarkable job. Seeing F-16s or F/A-18s pass before you might even get the chil'run's noses out of their danged phones for a minute or two.
     
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    We were at Ft. Morgan a couple of years ago and watched them practice for about 2 or 3 days in a row. Then last year we saw them practice before a show in San Francisco. I have never seen a show that they have done, but just watching them practice lets me know that I NEED to see a show one of these days!
     
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    Yep it was,,,,,I did not go to the show but watched their practice sessions while I was in the downtown area,,,,impressive to say the least.
     
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    WhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaT !! ... :fred: ... :tongueout: ... :tbo:

    Got that right !
    The Thunderbirds do a better 'bang up' show ...
    The Blue Angels do a more graceful show ...

    The 'factory's pilots do the best demo of the awesomest characteristics of the F-16 .... :supergrin: ... :poke:
     
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