Full article: https://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!
https://airshowstuff.com/v4/2018/the-blu ... ears-away/
https://airshowstuff.com/v4/2019/former- ... w-routine/
As for cutting a solo maneuver, I hope to god it's the double tuck over roll. I don't watch it now anyway!
https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aH ... DIxODQ5NzU
https://airshowstuff.com/v4/2020/new-up ... ransition/
Capt. Eric Doyle, Director of the Blue Angels Super Hornet Transition Team, departs Boeing Cecil field for Naval Air Station Pensacola, in the first Blue Angels F/A-18 Super Hornet, July 27.
“Acquiring our first Super Hornet is a momentous step in our inevitable transition scheduled for later this year and it required a herculean effort to get these fleet jets ready for our team,” said Cmdr. Brian Kesselring, commanding officer and flight leader of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels.
The Blue Angels are slated to transition to the F/A-18 Super Hornet later this year after using the F/A-18 Hornet for 34 years.
https://airshowstuff.com/v4/2020/the-fi ... pensacola/
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