2021 US Navy Blue Angels Schedule

Find out where your favorite performers will be! Be sure to check schedules for updates as they are always subject to change. Also post year-related performer information, such as music lists.
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Post by iamsam2407 » Fri May 28, 2021 3:35 pm

RyanS wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:47 am
n33d4sp33d_85 wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:38 am It was just a guess. But now after watching today's show on LiveAirshowTV, I can't help but wonder if the Blue Angels are going to fly as a five ship for '21 after all or if there will somebody on the team taking Cary Rickoff's place. Did Cary Rickoff have some type of medical issue that forced him stand down?
chrondev wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:32 am Why do we think this is a permanent change? Couldn't it have been for just that one show?
So the rumor is that a medical issue forced the original number 6 to step down late in winter training. A replacement pilot (Lance Benson) has been flying with the team as number 6. He flew with them during practice on Thursday and Friday, but because he is not officially on the team (no number on his flight suit even) he did not perform during the official show. I expect that he will soon be certified onto the team officially and then begin flying shows.

Another interesting development is that the team pretty much stuck to flat show maneuvers so far this weekend, even with mostly clear skies today. They have not done a single looping maneuver and only a few rolls. I am quite puzzled why they can't turn the high show maneuvers loose.

That said, the five-ship routine they flew today includes an extra sneak photo pass which might be the best Blue Angels photo op I've ever seen!
What happened to the Diamond Tuck under Break? I believe that's the one I'm thinking of.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:22 pm

The Blue Angels to perform at Brunswick, Maine on Labor Day weekend.
https://www.wmtw.com/article/navys-blue ... r/36674530
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Post by RyanS » Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:38 pm

The Blue Angels posted some really awesome photos from a photo chase mission in Buffalo!

Photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Gordon - Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron
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Post by RyanS » Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:40 pm

More photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Gordon - Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron
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Post by RyanS » Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:04 pm

The Blue Angels added Thunder Over Michigan (Aug 7-8) to their schedule, which means the show will feature both them and the Thunderbirds!

They also added a show at MCAS Cherry Point on Sept 25-26, which probably isn't a surprise to regular forum members as we've speculated on that one

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Post by RyanS » Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:19 pm

Interesting catch from a Facebook commenter - the updated schedule omits Fort Worth in October. May be a typo but not sure.
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Post by RyanS » Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:15 pm

A new graphic is up with Fort Worth listed again. Looks like they fixed the typo!
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Post by Chris S » Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:02 pm

FYI - I see that ESPN's College Gameday Show will be at Metlife Stadium in NJ this weekend for the Army - Navy Game,
and saw that ESPN also posted this teaser pic with the Blue Angels in it, and I was just curious if anyone has heard any
official news from the Blues yet on if they will be doing the Navy's pre-game flyover for the game ??

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Post by Chris S » Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:54 am

FYI - I just found out that the Blue Angels won't be doing the Navy Flyover for the Army - Navy Game.
It will be done by (4) F-18 Super Hornets from VFA-37 "Ragin Bulls" and VFA-213 "Blacklions" from NAS Oceana.
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Post by awal2049 » Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:14 pm

According to this Facebook post, the Gladiators' demo jet will be featured in a video that plays during the flyby. I also notice some "Go Navy, Beat Army!" decals on the wings and fuselage. Hope those stay on for the air show season.

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