“Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the Unitd States, where men were free.”
– Ronald Reagan
Blue Angels flying in Delta formation over the Golden Gate Bridge
“Fat Albert”, the team’s C-130 Hercules transport plane, flew over the Golden Gate Bridge, kicking off the Blue Angels air show. The C-130 is an integral part of the Blue Angels operations, transporting the squadron’s support and maintenance crew to each show site. It can carry 25,000 pounds of cargo and 45,000 pounds of fuel.
The Blue Angels are known for PRECISION. This is Blue Angel 1 through 4 flying in their trademark tight diamond formation, maintaining 18-inch wing tip to canopy separation.
The Blues are also known for their maneuverability. The Blue Angels fly 6 numbered F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, during which they slipt into the diamond formation, the lead, the opposing solos, and the delta formation of all six towards the end. While the Bule Angels 1 to 4 are performing the tight diamond maneuvers in loops, barrel rolls, and form transitions, the solos showcase the high-speed pass, slow pass, fast and slow rolls and very tight turns across the Golden Gate Bridge. One minute I was turning head following the diamond formation, the next minute I was suddenly shocked by the fast low pass solos over the bridge.
Blue Angels solo performing over the Golden Gate Bridge
The Fighters Tio – F-22A Raptor, F-15 Fighting Falcon, and P-40
F-22A Raptor takes control of the sky
The F-22A Raptor is the hands down dominant fighter of the world today, because it is built to take the Total Control both air-to-air and air-to-ground!
The Patriots Jet Team
The beautiful Golden Gate Bridge, just before the Blue Angels Air Show