Saturday, March 3, 2012


The Blue Angels represent the finest from the Navy and Marine Corps. Each team member, whether officer or enlisted, is handpicked from the fleet to be part of the Blue Angels. Each year this select group begins a 2-3 year rotation as Blue Angels - a group of men and women demonstrating the pride and teamwork found throughout the Navy and Marine Corps.
Sixteen officers and nearly 110 enlisted crew voluntarily apply for tours of duty with the Blue Angels as pilots, support team and maintenance crew in one of the most demanding and prestigious teams in the world - the Blue Angels. Team members are well-rounded representatives of their fleet counterparts, and selection is highly competitive. Each squadron members is individually selected. The selection process is keen, and certain requirements must be met. Applicants must be career-oriented Sailors or Marines recommended for Blue Angels duty by their current commanding officer. Keen competition during the application process ensures that the Blue Angels maintain its tradition of excellence and adequately reflects the professionalism of the today's Sailors and Marines. The Blue Angels’ mission is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting efforts and to represent the naval service to the United States, its elected leadership and foreign nations. The Blue Angels serve as positive role models and goodwill ambassadors for the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps.
A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators. It includes the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-plane Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two Solo Pilots.
Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation. The team is stationed at Forrest Sherman Field, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, during the show season.
However, the squadron spends January through March training pilots and new team members at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California.
The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly 66 air shows at 35 air show sites in the United States during the 2007 season, as the team celebrates
20 years of flying the F/A-18 Hornet. Last season, more than 15 million spectators watched the Blue Angels perform.

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