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Fat Albert, a U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules assigned to the Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, Blue Angels ignites its Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) bottles on take-off.

Fat Albert, a U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules assigned to the Navy's ...

Punta Gorda, Fla. (Mar. 24, 2003) "Fat Albert", a U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules assigned to the Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, "Blue Angels" ignites its Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) bottles on take-off. T... more

 Fat Albert, a U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules assigned to the Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, Blue Angels, lifts into the sky as the Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) bottles ignite to give an extra 8,000 pounds of thrust upon take-off.

Fat Albert, a U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules assigned to the Navy's...

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. (May. 05, 2003) "Fat Albert", a U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules assigned to the Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, "Blue Angels", lifts into the sky as the Jet Assist... more

The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, Blue Angels soar through the bottom of a looping maneuver with the speed breaks extended to slow the aircraft's airspeed during an air show in Davenport, Iowa.

The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, Blue Angels soar through th...

Davenport, Iowa (Jun. 06, 2003) The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, "Blue Angels", soar through the bottom of a looping maneuver with the speed breaks extended to slow the aircraft's airspeed during an a... more

Solo aircraft assigned to the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, Blue Angels, perform the slowest maneuver in their show, the Section High Alpha.

Solo aircraft assigned to the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, B...

North Kingstown, R.I. (Jun. 26, 2003) Solo aircraft assigned to the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, "Blue Angels", perform the slowest maneuver in their show, the "Section High Alpha." During the maneuve... more

Four F/A-18 Hornet strike fighters assigned to the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, Blue Angels perform the Echelon Parade maneuver in front of the crowd attending the air show in North Kingstown, R.I.

Four F/A-18 Hornet strike fighters assigned to the U.S. Navy's Flight ...

North Kingstown, R.I. (Jun. 26, 2003) Four F/A-18 Hornet strike fighters assigned to the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, "Blue Angels," perform the "Echelon Parade" maneuver in front of the crowd attendi... more

The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, Blue Angels soars over Old Glory as they perform the Delta Formation during an air show in North Kingstown, R.I.

The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, Blue Angels soars over Old ...

North Kingstown, R.I. (Jun. 26, 2003) The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, "Blue Angels" soars over Old Glory as they perform the "Delta Formation" during an air show in North Kingstown, R.I., celebrating... more

The U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team, Blue Angels perform the Diamond Formation Loop maneuver.

The U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team, Blue Angels perform the Dia...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2003) The U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team, "Blue Angels" perform the "Diamond Formation Loop" maneuver over Alcatraz Island during the San Francisco Air Show. The Blue Ange... more

The U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team, Blue Angels perform formation rolls in a maneuver.

The U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team, Blue Angels perform formati...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2003) The U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team, "Blue Angels" perform formation rolls in a maneuver near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Calif. The Blue Angels perform ... more

The U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team, Blue Angels set-up for the Tuck Under Break maneuver.

The U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team, Blue Angels set-up for the ...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2003) The U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team, "Blue Angels" set-up for the "Tuck Under Break" maneuver during an air show held in San Francisco, Calif. While in an echelon for... more

The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, Blue Angels, C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, Fat Albert, performs in front of San Francisco's Alcatraz Island.

The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, Blue Angels, C-130 Hercules...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2003) The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, "Blue Angels", C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, "Fat Albert", performs in front of San Francisco's Alcatraz Island. "Fat Albert... more

Lt. Craig Olson, a pilot assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, signs autographs for excited fans after the annual air show on board Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif.

Lt. Craig Olson, a pilot assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstratio...

Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. (Mar. 20, 2004) Lt. Craig Olson, a pilot assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, signs autographs for excited fans after the annual air show on bo... more

Lt. Craig Olson, a pilot assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, signs autographs for excited fans after the annual air show aboard Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif.

Lt. Craig Olson, a pilot assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstratio...

Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. (Mar. 20, 2004) Lt. Craig Olson, a pilot assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, signs autographs for excited fans after the annual air show aboar... more

Draftsman 2nd Class Jeffrey Ballge photographs one of the Blue Angel's six F/A-18A Hornets.

Draftsman 2nd Class Jeffrey Ballge photographs one of the Blue Angel's...

Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (May. 14, 2004) Draftsman 2nd Class Jeffrey Ballge, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, photographs one of the teams six F/A-18A Hornet strike fight... more

All six F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the Blue Angels, perform the famous six-plane Delta formation maneuver.

All six F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the Blue Angels, perform the famou...

Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (May. 14, 2004) All six F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform the famous six-plane Delta formation maneuver at the 2004 Joint ... more

All six F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform their famous six-plane Delta formation maneuver.

All six F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration...

Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (May. 14, 2004) All six F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," perform their famous six-plane "Delta" formation maneuver at the 2004 ... more

Fat Albert, a U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, folds-up its landing gear.

Fat Albert, a U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules assigned to the U.S. Na...

Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (May. 14, 2004) Fat Albert, a U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, folds-up its landing gear just after takeoff duri... more

Lt. Craig Olson, piloting the #6 Opposing Solo aircraft for the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team the Blue Angels, pulls up sharply after taking off.

Lt. Craig Olson, piloting the #6 Opposing Solo aircraft for the U.S. N...

Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (May. 14, 2004) Lt. Craig Olson, piloting the #6 Opposing Solo aircraft for the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team the "Blue Angels," pulls up sharply after taking off at the star... more

The lead and opposing solo pilots assigned to the Blue Angels, perform a close scissors-cross maneuver.

The lead and opposing solo pilots assigned to the Blue Angels, perform...

Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (May. 14, 2004) The lead and opposing solo pilots assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a close scissors-cross maneuver in front of the crowds... more

Flying in a Diamond formation, four F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a slow-speed aircraft carrier approach.

Flying in a Diamond formation, four F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U....

Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (May. 14, 2004) Flying in a "Diamond" formation, four F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," perform a slow-speed aircraft carrier ap... more

F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the Blue Angels, perform a four aircraft formation fly-by.

F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the Blue Angels, perform a four aircraft f...

Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (May. 14, 2004) F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a four aircraft formation fly-by of the at the 2004 Joint Service Open H... more

 The lead and opposing solo pilots assigned to the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a close scissors-cross maneuver.

The lead and opposing solo pilots assigned to the U.S. Navy's flight ...

Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (May. 16, 2004) The lead and opposing solo pilots assigned to the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," perform a close scissors-cross maneuver in front of the cr... more

F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a six-aircraft break maneuver.

F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, t...

Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (May. 16, 2004) F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," perform a six-aircraft "break" maneuver at the 2004 Joint Service Open House. ... more

F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a four-aircraft break maneuver.

F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team,...

Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (May. 16, 2004) F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," perform a four-aircraft "break" maneuver at the 2004 Joint Service Open Hous... more

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, taxi their F/A-18A Hornets.

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, taxi their F...

Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska (Jun. 24, 2004) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," taxi their F/A-18A Hornets in tight formation at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. The Blue Angels fl... more

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, Diamond Formation completes a 360 degree turn.

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, Diamond Form...

Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska (Jun. 27, 2004) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," Diamond Formation completes a 360 degree turn during the Artic Thunder Air Show at Elmendorf Air Forc... more

The Lead solo pilot, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, performs the Sneak Pass

The Lead solo pilot, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration te...

Pensacola Beach, Fla. (Jul. 10, 2004) The Lead solo pilot, U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Len Anderson, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," performs the Sneak Pass, a maneuver that d... more

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, left echelon formation rolls 270 degrees in ripple fashion performing the Tuck Under Break.

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, left echelon...

Hillsboro, Ore. (Aug. 15, 2004) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," left echelon formation rolls 270 degrees in ripple fashion performing the Tuck Under Break at the Oregon International... more

The lead and opposing solo pilots assigned to the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform the opposing Knife-Edge Pass.

The lead and opposing solo pilots assigned to the U.S. Navy's flight d...

Hillsboro, Ore. (Aug. 15, 2004) The lead and opposing solo pilots assigned to the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," perform the opposing Knife-Edge Pass at the Oregon International Air S... more

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, delta formation performs the loop break crossover maneuver over Lake Michigan.

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, delta format...

Chicago, Ill. (Aug. 22, 2004) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," delta formation performs the loop break crossover maneuver over Lake Michigan during the Chicago Air and Water Show. The... more

Opposing solo pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, performs a high performance climb on take off.

Opposing solo pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Na...

St. Louis, Mo. (Sep. 06, 2004) Opposing solo pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," performs a high performance climb on take off at the St. Lou... more

Blue Angel's support crew offload generators from Fat Albert, a U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules transport, used by the Navy's flight demonstration team.

Blue Angel's support crew offload generators from Fat Albert, a U.S. M...

Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. (Sep. 20, 2004) Blue Angel's support crew offload generators from "Fat Albert," a U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules transport, used by the Navy's flight demonstration team. Fat ... more

Blue Angel's support crew offload generators from Fat Albert, a U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules transport, used by the Navy's flight demonstration team.

Blue Angel's support crew offload generators from Fat Albert, a U.S. M...

Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. (Sep. 20, 2004) Blue Angel's support crew offload generators from "Fat Albert," a U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules transport, used by the Navy's flight demonstration team. Fat ... more

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, diamond formation transits across the Pacific Ocean.

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, diamond form...

Pacific Ocean (Oct. 06, 2004) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," diamond formation transits across the Pacific Ocean for an air show at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. ... more

Four F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, fly in formation over Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Four F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration te...

Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (Oct. 08, 2004) Four F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," fly in formation over Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. The team perf... more

Four F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, fly in formation.

Four F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration te...

Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (Oct. 09, 2004) Four F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, fly in formation over Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. The team perfor... more

The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, Blue Angels performs the Delta Formation during an air show onboard Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (MCBH).

The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, Blue Angels performs the De...

Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (Oct. 09, 2004) The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, "Blue Angels" performs the "Delta Formation" during an air show onboard Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (MCBH). The air show ... more

Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, fly in formation in front of more than one thousand spectators during the Naval Air Facility El Centro's 2005 Air Show.

Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration t...

El Centro, Calif. (Oct. 09, 2004) Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," fly in formation in front of more than one thousand spectators during the Naval Ai... more

Five F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, fly in formation over Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Five F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration te...

Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (Oct. 09, 2004) Five F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," fly in formation over Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. The team perf... more

F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a break maneuver at the 2004 Blues On the Bay air show onboard Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (MCBH).

F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, t...

Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (Oct. 09, 2004) F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," perform a break maneuver at the 2004 Blues On the Bay air show onboard Marine Corps Ba... more

 A U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules �Fat Albert,� assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, uses Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) bottles.

A U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules �Fat Albert,� assigned to the U.S....

Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (Oct. 09, 2004) A U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules Fat Albert, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, uses Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) bottles during a takeof... more

Opposing solo pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, demonstrates a section high alpha maneuver.

Opposing solo pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Na...

Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (Oct. 11, 2004) Opposing solo pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," demonstrates a section high alpha maneuver at an air sh... more

Pilots assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, march down the ramp following their performance at the 2004 N'Awlins Air Show.

Pilots assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue A...

New Orleans, La. (Oct. 24, 2004) Pilots assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," march down the ramp following their performance at the 2004 N'Awlins Air Show held on board Naval ... more

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, fly in a pyramid formation at the Blue Angels in Paradise Air Show held on board Naval Air Station Key West, Fla.

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, fly in a pyr...

Key West, Fla. (Nov. 06, 2004) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," fly in a pyramid formation at the "Blue Angels in Paradise" Air Show held on board Naval Air Station Key West, Fla., No... more

A crew chief assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, salutes the pilot of his F/A-18A Hornet as he prepare for takeoff.

A crew chief assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the ...

Key West, Fla. (Nov. 06, 2004) A crew chief assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," salutes the pilot of his F/A-18A Hornet as he prepare for takeoff at the "Blue Angels in Parad... more

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, diamond formation performs a burner loop maneuver on take-off.

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, diamond form...

Key West, Fla. (Nov. 07, 2004) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," diamond formation performs a burner loop maneuver on take-off over Naval Air Station Key West, Fla. The Blue Angels fly... more

Lt. Cmdr. John Saccomando, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, signs autographs after their performance.

Lt. Cmdr. John Saccomando, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstrat...

Key West, Fla. (Nov. 07, 2004) Lt. Cmdr. John Saccomando, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," signs autographs after their performance at the "Blue Angels in Paradise" Air Sh... more

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, delta formation performs over Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla.

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, delta format...

Pensacola, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2004) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," delta formation performs over Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla. The Blue Angels fly the F/A-18A Hornet, performing app... more

Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels, perform the diamond formation maneuver.

Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration...

El Centro, Calif. (Feb. 04, 2005) Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, the "Blue Angels", perform the diamond formation maneuver during their annual winter training on bo... more

Navy Busch Series NASCAR driver David Stremme is strapped into the back seat of an U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team Blue Angels F/A-18A Hornet.

Navy Busch Series NASCAR driver David Stremme is strapped into the bac...

El Centro, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2005) Navy Busch Series NASCAR driver David Stremme is strapped into the back seat of an U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team "Blue Angels" F/A-18A Hornet by Aviation Machinist Mate... more

Fitz-Bradshaw racing team driver Scott Lagasse Jr. gives a thumbs up after being strapped into the back seat of an U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team Blue Angels F/A-18A Hornet.

Fitz-Bradshaw racing team driver Scott Lagasse Jr. gives a thumbs up a...

El Centro, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2005) Fitz-Bradshaw racing team driver Scott Lagasse Jr. gives a thumbs up after being strapped into the back seat of an U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team "Blue Angels" F/A-18A H... more

Lt. John Allison, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, maneuvers his F/A-18A Hornet into position for a photography mission.

Lt. John Allison, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team,...

El Centro, Calif. (Mar. 11, 2005) Lt. John Allison, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," maneuvers his F/A-18A Hornet into position for a photography mission over the desert l... more

Keller High School students watch a video presentation on the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels.

Keller High School students watch a video presentation on the U.S. Nav...

Keller, Texas (Apr. 01, 2005) Keller High School students watch a video presentation on the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team, the "Blue Angels" during a Navy Week Dallas visit by "Blue Angel" pilot Lt. Cmdr.... more

James Reagan and Rebecca Bennet receive signed lithographs from the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team, Blue Angels, as congratulations for their achievements.

James Reagan and Rebecca Bennet receive signed lithographs from the U....

Dallas, Texas (Apr. 01, 2005) James Reagan and Rebecca Bennet receive signed lithographs from the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team, "Blue Angels", as congratulations for their achievements. Mr. Reagan receiv... more

Dallas Cowboy football legend, Roger Starbach, presents the members of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team, Blue Angels, with autographed footballs.

Dallas Cowboy football legend, Roger Starbach, presents the members of...

Dallas, Texas (Apr. 01, 2005) Dallas Cowboy football legend, Roger Starbach, presents the members of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team, "Blue Angels", with autographed footballs as a token of appreciation... more

F/A-18A Hornet Slot Pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Max McCoy, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, signs autographs for fans during the Texas Thunder 2005 Air Show.

F/A-18A Hornet Slot Pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Max McCoy, assigned to the U.S. N...

Ft. Worth, Texas (Apr. 02, 2005) F/A-18A Hornet Slot Pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Max McCoy, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," signs autographs for fans during the Texas Thunder 2005 A... more

F/A-18A Hornet Slot Pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Theodore Steelman, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, signs autographs for fans during the Texas Thunder 2005 Air Show.

F/A-18A Hornet Slot Pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Theodore Steelman, assigned to th...

Ft. Worth, Texas (Apr. 02, 2005) F/A-18A Hornet Slot Pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Theodore Steelman, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," signs autographs for fans during the Texas Thunde... more

All six F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform over the crowd of 100,000 people at the Texas Thunder 2005 Air Show.

All six F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstratio...

Fort Worth, Texas (Apr. 02, 2005) All six F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform over the crowd of 100,000 people at the Texas Thunder 2005 Air Show on bo... more

F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, takeoff in a tight formation during the Texas Thunder 2005 Air Show.

F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, ...

Ft. Worth, Texas (Apr. 02, 2005) F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," takeoff in a tight formation during the Texas Thunder 2005 Air Show on board Naval Air S... more

A Vietnam-era Russian MIG-17F performs over the F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, during the Texas Thunder 2005 Air Show.

A Vietnam-era Russian MIG-17F performs over the F/A-18A Hornets assign...

Ft. Worth, Texas (Apr. 02, 2005) A Vietnam-era Russian MIG-17F performs over the F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," during the Texas Thunder 2005 Air Show on... more

Opposing Solo, Lt. Cmdr. Theodore J. Steelman, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, awaits the cue to exit his F/A-18A Hornet.

Opposing Solo, Lt. Cmdr. Theodore J. Steelman, assigned to the U.S. Na...

Wilmington, N.C. (Apr. 16, 2005) Opposing Solo, Lt. Cmdr. Theodore J. Steelman, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," awaits the cue to exit his F/A-18A Hornet after performing... more

 Lead Solo, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, pulls his F/A-18A Hornet into a tight turn.

Lead Solo, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight...

Wilmington, N.C. (Apr. 16, 2005) Lead Solo, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," pulls his F/A-18A Hornet into a tight turn using its twin afterburni... more

Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels,  perform their classic diamond formation maneuver during the 2005 Coastal Carolina Air Show in Wilmington, N.C.

Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration...

Wilmington, N.C. (Apr. 16, 2005) Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, the "Blue Angels", perform their classic diamond formation maneuver during the 2005 Coastal Carolina... more

Lead Solo, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, pulls his F/A-18A Hornet up sharply as the Opposing Solo, Lt. Cmdr. Theodore J. Steelman, continues flying low down the runway.

Lead Solo, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight ...

Wilmington, N.C. (Apr. 16, 2005) Lead Solo, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," pulls his F/A-18A Hornet up sharply as the Opposing Solo, Lt. Cmdr. ... more

Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, fly in formation over the crowd during the 2005 Coastal Carolina Air Show in Wilmington, N.C.

Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration t...

Wilmington, N.C. (Apr. 16, 2005) Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," fly in formation over the crowd during the 2005 Coastal Carolina Air Show in Wilmin... more

The Lead and Opposing Solo F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform the mirror pass in front of the crowd at the 2005 Coastal Carolina Air Show in Wilmington, N.C.

The Lead and Opposing Solo F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy ...

Wilmington, N.C. (Apr. 16, 2005) The Lead and Opposing Solo F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," perform the mirror pass in front of the crowd at the 2005 Coa... more

A Sailor assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, conducts a post flight inspection of the vertical stabilizer on the team�s Opposing Solo F/A-18A Hornet aircraft during the 2005 Coastal Carolina Air Show.

A Sailor assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue...

Wilmington, N.C. (Apr. 16, 2005) A Sailor assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," conducts a post flight inspection of the vertical stabilizer on the teams Opposing Solo F/A-18A ... more

Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels, perform their classic diamond formation maneuver during the 2005 Coastal Carolina Air Show.

Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration...

Wilmington, N.C. (Apr. 16, 2005) Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, the "Blue Angels", perform their classic diamond formation maneuver during the 2005 Coastal Carolina... more

F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, fly in a pyramid formation at the 2005 Coastal Carolina Air Show in Wilmington, N.C.

F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, t...

Wilmington, N.C. (Apr. 16, 2005) F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," fly in a pyramid formation at the 2005 Coastal Carolina Air Show in Wilmington, N.C. The ... more

F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, taxi back to their flight line after performing before the crowd at the 2005 Coastal Carolina Air Show.

F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, ...

Wilmington, N.C. (Apr. 16, 2005) F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," taxi back to their flight line after performing before the crowd at the 2005 Coastal Car... more

Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, takeoff in a tight formation during the 2005 Coastal Carolina Air Show in Wilmington, N.C.

Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration t...

Wilmington, N.C. (Apr. 16, 2005) Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," takeoff in a tight formation during the 2005 Coastal Carolina Air Show in Wilmingto... more

Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, takeoff in a tight formation during the 2005 Coastal Carolina Air Show in Wilmington, N.C.

Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration t...

Wilmington, N.C. (Apr. 16, 2005) Four F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," takeoff in a tight formation during the 2005 Coastal Carolina Air Show in Wilmingto... more

Lead Solo, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, pulls his F/A-18A Hornet up sharply as the Opposing Solo.

Lead Solo, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight ...

Cherry Point, N.C. (May. 07, 2005) Lead Solo, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," pulls his F/A-18A Hornet up sharply as the Opposing Solo, Lt. Cmdr... more

The lead and opposing solo pilots, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a high alpha maneuver as they pilot their F/A-18A Hornets over the Severn River.

The lead and opposing solo pilots, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight de...

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. (May. 25, 2005) The lead and opposing solo pilots, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," perform a "high alpha" maneuver as they pilot their ... more

An F/A-18A Hornet, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, conducts a high-speed turn during a flight demonstration over the Severn River.

An F/A-18A Hornet, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team...

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. (May. 25, 2005) An F/A-18A Hornet, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," conducts a high-speed turn during a flight demonstration over the Se... more

Lead solo pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, conducts a high-speed low level pass over the Severn River.

Lead solo pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Navy f...

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. (May. 25, 2005) Lead solo pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Craig R. Olson, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," conducts a high-speed low level pass over th... more

F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, fly over U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft Six Nine Five (YP 695), during their flight demonstration over the Severn River.

F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, ...

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. (May. 25, 2005) F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," fly over U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft Six Nine Five (YP 695), ... more

F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, fly over the U.S. Naval Academy in their diamond formation during their flight demonstration over the Severn River.

F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, ...

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. (May. 25, 2005) F/A-18A Hornets, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," fly over the U.S. Naval Academy in their "diamond formation" during th... more

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a fly-over during the opening ceremonies for the 2005 Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy.

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a fl...

Annapolis, Md. (May. 27, 2005) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," perform a fly-over during the opening ceremonies for the 2005 Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony at the U.S. Naval A... more

U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a fly-over during the opening ceremonies for the 2005 Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy.

U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a fly-ov...

Annapolis, Md. (May. 27, 2005) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," perform a fly-over during the opening ceremonies for the 2005 Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony at the U.S. Naval A... more

A young child plays tic-tac-toe with Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 1st Class Roger Martin, a member of one of the Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams.

A young child plays tic-tac-toe with Aviation Warfare Systems Operator...

Philadelphia, Pa. (May. 29, 2005) A young child plays tic-tac-toe with Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 1st Class Roger Martin, a member of one of the Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams, during Nav... more

Senior Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Ron Mitchell, a recruiter for the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community, shows a young fan how to do a Navy push-up.

Senior Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Ron Mitchell, a recruiter for the Na...

Philadelphia, Pa. (May. 29, 2005) Senior Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Ron Mitchell, a recruiter for the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community, shows a young fan how to do a Navy push-up at the Naval Ai... more

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, practice their air show maneuvers near Mount Rainier.

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, practice the...

Seattle, Wash. (Aug. 04, 2005) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," practice their air show maneuvers near Mount Rainier. The practice show prepares the pilots for their regular air show ... more

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, practice aerial maneuvers over South Lake Washington as spectators watch from the edge of the I-90 floating bridge.

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, practice aer...

Seattle, Wash. (Aug. 04, 2005) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," practice aerial maneuvers over South Lake Washington as spectators watch from the edge of the I-90 floating bridge. The... more

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, practice their performance over South Lake Washington with the City of Bellevue in the background.

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, practice the...

Seattle, Wash. (Aug. 04, 2005) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," practice their performance over South Lake Washington with the City of Bellevue in the background. The practice show pr... more

he lead solo pilot assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, conducts a high-speed, low level pass over Lake Washington.

he lead solo pilot assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team...

Seattle (Aug. 06, 2005) The lead solo pilot assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," conducts a high-speed, low level pass over Lake Washington during Seattle Seafair events in Se... more

The lead solo pilot assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, conduct a high-speed, low level pass over Lake Washington.

The lead solo pilot assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration tea...

Seattle (Aug. 06, 2005) The lead solo pilot assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," conducts a high-speed, low level pass over Lake Washington during Seattle Seafair events in Se... more

he U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a maneuver over Lake Washington.

he U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a man...

Seattle (Aug. 06, 2005) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," perform a maneuver over Lake Washington during Seattle Seafair events in Seattle, Wash. The Blue Angels fly the F/A-18A Hornet... more

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a maneuver over Lake Washington.

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a ma...

Seattle (Aug. 06, 2005) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," perform a maneuver over Lake Washington during Seattle Seafair events in Seattle, Wash. The Blue Angels fly the F/A-18A Hornet... more

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels fly low over Lake Washington during Seattle Seafair events in Seattle, Wash.

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels fly low over ...

Seattle (Aug. 07, 2005) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," fly low over Lake Washington during Seattle Seafair events in Seattle, Wash. The Blue Angels fly the F/A-18A Hornet, performin... more

The lead and opposing solo pilots, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform a crossing maneuver.

The lead and opposing solo pilots, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight de...

Seattle (Aug. 07, 2005) The lead and opposing solo pilots, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," perform a crossing maneuver over Lake Washington during Seattle Seafair events ... more

A crew chief assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, performs a pre-show engine run-up on one of the Blue Angel�s F/A-18A Hornets.

A crew chief assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the ...

Virginia Beach, Va. (Sep. 16, 2005) A crew chief assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," performs a pre-show engine run-up on one of the Blue Angels F/A-18A Hornets during the 20... more

A crew chief assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, performs a post engine run-up inspection on the top surfaces of one of the Blue Angel�s F/A-18A Hornets.

A crew chief assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the ...

Virginia Beach, Va. (Sep. 16, 2005) A crew chief assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," performs a post engine run-up inspection on the top surfaces of one of the Blue Angels F/... more

A crew chief assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, stands at parade rest as his aircraft prepares to taxi.

A crew chief assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the ...

Virginia Beach, Va. (Sep. 16, 2005) A crew chief assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," stands at parade rest as his aircraft prepares to taxi at the start of the teams demonstr... more

The Navy's Flight Demonstration team, the Blue Angels performs their delta formation during their air show in Gainesville.

The Navy's Flight Demonstration team, the Blue Angels performs their d...

Gainesville, Fla. (Sep. 24, 2005) The Navy's Flight Demonstration team, the Blue Angels performs their delta formation during their air show in Gainesville. The Blue Angels fly the F/A-18A Hornet, performing ap... more

Marisa Lagos, general assignment reporter for The San Francisco Examiner, gives the thumbs up signal before taking a media flight with the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team.

Marisa Lagos, general assignment reporter for The San Francisco Examin...

San Francisco (Oct. 05, 2005) Marisa Lagos, general assignment reporter for The San Francisco Examiner, gives the "thumbs up" signal before taking a media flight with the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, th... more

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, fly their F/A-18A Hornets over San Francisco�s Golden Gate Bridge.

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, fly their F/...

San Francisco (Oct. 06, 2005) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," fly their F/A-18A Hornets over San Franciscos Golden Gate Bridge during an air show practice. Fleet Week is a 5-day cele... more

 A crowd watches the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the

A crowd watches the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the

San Francisco (Oct. 08, 2005) A crowd watches the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," fly their F/A-18A Hornets over San Francisco Bay during an air show as part of Fleet Week 2005. The team... more

Six F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the

Six F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration tea...

San Francisco (Oct. 08, 2005) Six F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," perform one of their maneuvers over the city of San Francisco during the 2005 San Franci... more

U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the

U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the

San Francisco (Oct. 08, 2005) U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," fly their F/A-18A Hornets past the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay during an air show as part of Fleet Week 2005. Th... more

 The Navy's Flight Demonstration team, the Blue Angels lead solo, performs the sneak pass.

The Navy's Flight Demonstration team, the Blue Angels lead solo, perf...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 09, 2005) The Navy's Flight Demonstration team, the Blue Angels lead solo, performs the sneak pass, a maneuver that demonstrates the F/A-18 Hornet's ability to sneak into a target ar... more