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Blue Angels Practice at NAS Pensacola; 15 April 2015

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Pensacola, FL – Yesterday, the weather improved a bit and the Blue Angels were able to do their Wednesday practice session at NAS Pensacola. The National Naval Aviation Museum and the Blue Angels set up a viewing area off of the flight line where visitors can take the practice in, so we made our way over, got a good seat near the top of the viewing stands, and enjoyed the show. Apparently there was a problem with the #4 aircraft, because #4 flew a #1 jet. The practice also got off to a bit of a late start due to a radar problem for NAS Pensacola which meant there were a few late/unexpected arrivals that the airfield had to get in before turning the field over to the Blue Angels. Unfortunately, Fat Albert did not practice yesterday but according to one of the museum volunteers, that isn’t unusual.

Blue Angels Frequencies in Use:

  • 251.600 Blue Angels Air-to-Air & Maintenance Crew checks
  • 275.350 Blue Angels Diamond
  • 237.800 Blue Angels Solos
  • 284.250 Blue Angels Show Box
  • 139.8125 Blue Angels Comm Cart (PL 67.0)
  • 142.6125 Blue Angels Comm Cart/NAS Penscola Tower (PL 67.0)

If you’re interested, here is a recording of the audio from the practice:

It was a low show due to the low cloud cover. The cloudy weather resulted in some of the photos being a bit darker than I wished, but a plus side was that the humidity made for some very cool photos of the vapor during some of the maneuvers.

The Blue Angels taxiing out for take off

The Blue Angels taxiing out for take off

The Blue Angels Diamond taking off

The Blue Angels Diamond taking off

The Blue Angels Diamond just after take off

The Blue Angels Diamond just after take off

The Blue Angels Solos taking off

The Blue Angels Solos taking off

The Blue Angels Solos taking off

The Blue Angels Solos taking off

It was a humid day for the Blue Angels practice

It was a humid day for the Blue Angels practice

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Solos

The Blue Angels Solos

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

Did I mention it was humid? The Blue Angels Diamond getting lost in the humidity vapor

Did I mention it was humid? The Blue Angels Diamond getting lost in the humidity vapor

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Solos

The Blue Angels Solos

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Solos

The Blue Angels Solos

Due to the weather, it was a low show - here is the Blue Angels Diamond disappearing into the clouds

Due to the weather, it was a low show – here is the Blue Angels Diamond disappearing into the clouds

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

One of the Blue Angels Solos, smoke and humidity vapor streaming

One of the Blue Angels Solos, smoke and humidity vapor streaming

One of the Blue Angels Solos, smoke and humidity vapor streaming

One of the Blue Angels Solos, smoke and humidity vapor streaming

The Blue Angels Solos

The Blue Angels Solos

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

One of the Blue Angels Solos, smoke and humidity vapor streaming

One of the Blue Angels Solos, smoke and humidity vapor streaming

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Diamond

The Blue Angels Delta

The Blue Angels Delta

The Blue Angels Delta

The Blue Angels Delta

The Blue Angels Delta

The Blue Angels Delta

The Blue Angels Delta

The Blue Angels Delta

The Blue Angels Delta

The Blue Angels Delta

The Blue Angels Delta

The Blue Angels Delta

The Blue Angels breaking over the runway to land and end the practice

The Blue Angels breaking over the runway to land and end the practice

The Blue Angels breaking over the runway to land and end the practice

The Blue Angels breaking over the runway to land and end the practice

The Blue Angels breaking over the runway to land and end the practice

The Blue Angels breaking over the runway to land and end the practice

Blue Angel 1

Blue Angel 1

Blue Angel 2

Blue Angel 2

Blue Angel 3

Blue Angel 3

Blue Angel 4 (in a #1 jet)

Blue Angel 4 (in a #1 jet)

Blue Angel 5

Blue Angel 5

Blue Angel 6

Blue Angel 6

Blue Angel 5 and 6 salute the crowd with smoke as they pass by the stands while taxiing back to their ramp

Blue Angel 5 and 6 salute the crowd with smoke as they pass by the stands while taxiing back to their ramp


3 Comments

  1. dred says:

    Nice pix, Mac! Can’t wait to see them @ Westover!

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