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2017 US Navy Blue Angels/USAF Thunderbirds Joint Training

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:50 pm
by RyanS
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.






Re: 2017 US Navy Blue Angels/USAF Thunderbirds Joint Training

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:52 pm
by RyanS


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






Re: 2017 US Navy Blue Angels/USAF Thunderbirds Joint Training

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:52 pm
by RyanS



Re: 2017 US Navy Blue Angels/USAF Thunderbirds Joint Training

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:57 pm
by RyanS
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.









At the end of it, a rare joint team photo!

Re: 2017 US Navy Blue Angels/USAF Thunderbirds Joint Training

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:12 am
by RyanS
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.

Re: 2017 US Navy Blue Angels/USAF Thunderbirds Joint Training

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:27 pm
by Airshow4444

Re: 2017 US Navy Blue Angels/USAF Thunderbirds Joint Training

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:41 pm
by Airshow4444
Neat shot from a previous Blues/TBs visit


Re: 2017 US Navy Blue Angels/USAF Thunderbirds Joint Training

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:20 pm
by Airshow4444
Updated flyover time is 4pm per the Blues.

Re: 2017 US Navy Blue Angels/USAF Thunderbirds Joint Training

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:23 pm
by Airshow4444
A few cool pics I found on Twitter






Re: 2017 US Navy Blue Angels/USAF Thunderbirds Joint Training

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:27 pm
by Airshow4444
Video of yesterday's practice: