Blue Angels Comment on Super Hornet Transition

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Blue Angels Comment on Super Hornet Transition

Post by RyanS » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:04 am

We just published a new post on our blog not only highlighting some of our videos of the US Navy Blue Angels performing at Oshkosh (there are a couple more videos to come as well), but also passing along some comments that the pilots made during their presentation at Theater in the Woods.

Full article: http://airshowstuff.com/v4/2017/blue-an ... ion-plans/

It sounds like 2019 is the target date set by a CNATRA Admiral, and they are working toward that. Unclear if that means before or after the 2019 season but it is just tentative anyway. There are some Super Hornets set aside for the team but right now they are inducting 3 more legacy Hornets to replace jets that they have lost.

At least two Blues (no longer on the team now) have flown the demo profile in a Super Hornet sim.

Hopefully this puts to rest any of this "Blues are getting Supers in September" bullshit that I've seen going around!
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Post by RyanS » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:05 pm

Here's an update on the transition to Super Hornets, based on a published contract with Boeing today:

http://airshowstuff.com/v4/2018/the-blu ... ears-away/
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Post by RyanS » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:56 am

A lot more details on the Super Hornet transition, including some interesting info on why Super Hornets!

http://airshowstuff.com/v4/2019/former- ... w-routine/
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Post by RyanS » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:57 am

Talking with some others, the group consensus on the maneuver that is sketchy in a Super Hornet is the Diamond Dirty Loop. I would except that one to be modified or removed.

As for cutting a solo maneuver, I hope to god it's the double tuck over roll. I don't watch it now anyway!
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Post by awal2049 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:07 pm

As far as aircraft stress goes, the low break cross is probably the most intense maneuver for the diamond. I hope they keep it though, because I like watching it. They still have the dirty roll if the dirty loop is an issue.
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Post by ChargerF18 » Mon May 06, 2019 4:40 pm

If anyone is interested in hearing a more in depth discussion regarding the transition from the Hornet to Super Hornet, this Podcast is very informative!!

https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aH ... DIxODQ5NzU
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