2017 US Navy Blue Angels/USAF Thunderbirds Joint Training

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2017 US Navy Blue Angels/USAF Thunderbirds Joint Training

Post by RyanS » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:50 pm

The USAF Thunderbirds are visiting NAS Pensacola and the US Navy Blue Angels for a few days this week to look at how each team functions and trade tips! Both teams have posted some great stuff from the meetup on their social media pages, and I'll try to embed much of it here in this thread.





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Post by RyanS » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:52 pm



Several members of each team got to fly with the other one. Each team performed over the base earlier today.





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Post by RyanS » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:57 pm

The teams also took over each other's Instagram accounts for the day, posting photos and videos of the flying. These shots of the pilots getting rides were particularly interesting. For the record, the Blue Angels did wear G-suits when flying with the Thunderbirds (they normally perform without them), and the Thunderbirds did not wear G-suits when flying with the Blues.









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Post by RyanS » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:12 am

The teams will be flying together over the beach this afternoon! The Blues will practice at 11:30am and the joint flight is targeted for 3pm.
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Post by Airshow4444 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:41 pm

Neat shot from a previous Blues/TBs visit

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Post by Airshow4444 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:20 pm

Updated flyover time is 4pm per the Blues.
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Post by Airshow4444 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:23 pm

A few cool pics I found on Twitter





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Post by Airshow4444 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:27 pm

Video of yesterday's practice:

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