Blue Angels Reportedly Make Contact While Flying With Thunderbirds
Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:00 pm
http://weartv.com/news/local/report-blu ... ng-flyover
Not much to this report but very interesting if true. A little embarrassing for it to happen with the Thunderbirds, and if it was caused by wake turbulence I hope it does not prevent future joint formations like that.Two Blue Angels pilots had a close call when their jets swiped each other during a flyover with the Thunderbirds, according to the Navy Times.
It's being called a disaster averted because although there was brief contact between the aircraft. The publication is reporting it happened Wednesday in Pensacola.
A Navy spokesman said it happened during the Blue Angel Delta formation. The jets encountered "unexpected wake turbulence".