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The U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team

Annapolis, MD (May. 24, 2002) The U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team performs a fly-by formation over the graduating ceremony for the class of 2002 at the U.S. Naval Academy. U.S. Navy photo by Ke... more

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team performs special flight manuvers

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team performs special f...

Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. (Sep. 20, 2002) The U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team performs special flight manuvers during a flight demonstration at the 2002 Neptune Festival Air Show. The Blue... more

The � Canadian Snowbirds� fly nine CT-114 � Tutors� over one of the Blue Angels F/A-18 �Hornets� during the � 2002 Neptune Festival Air Show.�

The � Canadian Snowbirds� fly nine CT-114 � Tutors� over one of the Bl...

Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. (Sep. 22, 2002) The Canadian Snowbirds fly nine CT-114 Tutors over one of the Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets during the 2002 Neptune Festival Air Show. The Tutor is a single-engine... more

Wall of Fire pyrotechnic demonstration

Wall of Fire pyrotechnic demonstration

Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Belle Chasse, La. (Oct. 02, 2002) Air Station personnel entertain the audience with the Wall of Fire pyrotechnic demonstration, at the 2002 Nawlins Air Show. In the foregr... more

News reporter gets a ride with the Blue Angels

News reporter gets a ride with the Blue Angels

Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. (Oct. 30, 2002) News Channel 4 Jacksonville's Brad Nitz smiles as he takes off for the ride of his life in an F/A-18 Hornet with Capt. Len Anderson of the U.S. Navy Blue Ang... more

News reporter takes a ride with the Blue Angels

News reporter takes a ride with the Blue Angels

Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. (Oct. 30, 2002) Fox 30 News' reporter Tim Stockman gives a thumbs up as he prepares to take off in an F/A-18 Hornet from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team,... more

The U.S Navy�s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, take flight .

The U.S Navy�s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, take flight...

Jacksonville, Fla. (Nov. 01, 2002) The U.S Navys flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, take flight during the Sea and Sky Spectacular 2002 annual air show and open house held aboard Naval Air Station, Jac... more

Blue Angels Six and Seven take flight

Blue Angels Six and Seven take flight

Jacksonville, Fla. (Nov. 01, 2002) Blue Angels Six and Seven take flight at the "Sea and Sky Spectacular 2002," annual air show and open house held aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The Navys Blue Angels ... more

�Fat Albert� begins a show for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels

�Fat Albert� begins a show for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels

Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. (Nov. 01, 2002) The logistics support aircraft nicknamed Fat Albert, begins a show for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team at the "Sea and Sky Spectacular" p... more

 The Blue Angels fly in formation

The Blue Angels fly in formation

Jacksonville, Fla. (Nov. 02, 2002) The Blue Angels fly in formation around the Operations Tower aboard Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, at the "Sea and Sky Spectacular 2002," annual air show and open house held... more

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

The Navy sponsored NASCAR Craftsman Truck series driver Jon Wood, took his driving experience to a whole new level during a ride with the Navy's Blue Angels

The Navy sponsored NASCAR Craftsman Truck series driver Jon Wood, took...

Huntsville, Ala. (Mar. 26, 2003) The Navy sponsored NASCAR Craftsman Truck series driver Jon Wood, took his driving experience to a whole new level during a ride with the Navy's Blue Angels elite flight demonst... more

The Navy sponsored NASCAR Craftsman Truck series driver Jon Wood, took his driving experience to a whole new level during a ride with the Navy's Blue Angels

The Navy sponsored NASCAR Craftsman Truck series driver Jon Wood, took...

Huntsville, Ala. (Mar. 26, 2003) The Navy sponsored NASCAR Craftsman Truck series driver Jon Wood, took his driving experience to a whole new level during a ride with the Navy's Blue Angels elite flight demonst... more

The Blue Angels Diamond formation performs the Diamond Dirty Loop.

The Blue Angels Diamond formation performs the Diamond Dirty Loop.

Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. (Apr. 18, 2003) The Blue Angels Diamond formation performs the "Diamond Dirty Loop." The Blue Angels perform more than 70 shows at 34 different locations throughout the country... 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 Blue Angels Diamond formation performs the Diamond Roll.

The Blue Angels Diamond formation performs the Diamond Roll.

Topeka, Kan. (May. 09, 2003) The Blue Angels Diamond formation performs the "Diamond Roll" over Topeka, Kansas. The Blue Angels perform more than 70 shows at 34 different locations throughout the country each y... more

Maj. Len Anderson begins the High Performance Climb on takeoff, experiencing more than five times the pull of gravity.

Maj. Len Anderson begins the High Performance Climb on takeoff, experi...

Topeka, Kan. (May. 10, 2003) Maj. Len Anderson begins the "High Performance Climb" on takeoff, experiencing more than five times the pull of gravity. The Blue Angels perform more than 70 shows at 34 different l... 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 Blue Angels fly a Delta formation low over the waters near Nantucket Island, Mass.

The Blue Angels fly a Delta formation low over the waters near Nantuck...

Nantucket, Mass. (Jun. 27, 2003) The Blue Angels fly a Delta formation low over the waters near Nantucket Island, Mass. The Blue Angels perform more than 70 shows at 34 different locations throughout the countr... more

U.S. Navy Blue Angels pass by a very pleased crowd on their way to the runway at the Boeing Museum of Flight during the Seattle Seafair

U.S. Navy Blue Angels pass by a very pleased crowd on their way to the...

Seattle Wash. (Aug. 03, 2003) U.S. Navy Blue Angels pass by a very pleased crowd on their way to the runway at the Boeing Museum of Flight during the Seattle Seafair. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd ... more

F/A-18 Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team take off from the Boeing Museum of Flight in Seattle, Wash., during Seattle Seafair Fleet Week

F/A-18 Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstrat...

Seattle, Wash. (Aug. 03, 2003) F/A-18 Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team take off from the Boeing Museum of Flight in Seattle, Wash., during Seattle Seafair Fleet Week. U.S... more

The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team Blue Angels, Delta Formation, breaks overhead during the Delta Loop Break maneuver.

The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team Blue Angels, Delta Formation...

Duluth, Minn. (Sep. 21, 2003) The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team "Blue Angels", Delta Formation, breaks overhead during the "Delta Loop Break" maneuver. The pilots exit the flight line in six different ... more

The Blue Angels C-130 Hercules Transport, Fat Albert, performs its High Speed Pass.

The Blue Angels C-130 Hercules Transport, Fat Albert, performs its Hig...

Fort Worth, Texas (Sep. 28, 2003) The Blue Angels C-130 Hercules Transport, "Fat Albert," performs its "High Speed Pass" as members of the squadron's elite maintenance team watch. The Blue Angels perform more t... 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

Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers

Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers

San Francisco Calif. (Oct. 10, 2003) Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers during the San Francisco Fleet week. This year marks the 22nd year of Navy participation in Fleet Week. The celebration is held at ... 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

Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers

Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers

San Francisco Calif. (Oct. 10, 2003) Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers during the San Francisco Fleet week. This year marks the 22nd year of Navy participation in Fleet Week. The celebration is held at... more

Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers

Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2003) Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers during the San Francisco Fleet Week. This year marks the 22nd year of Navy participation in Fleet Week. The celebration is held a... more

Master-At-Arms Seaman Travis Slusher stands watch on pier 32, where USS Cleveland (LPD 7) is docked during the Fleet Week in San Francisco

Master-At-Arms Seaman Travis Slusher stands watch on pier 32, where US...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2003) Master-At-Arms Seaman Travis Slusher stands watch on pier 32, where USS Cleveland (LPD 7) is docked during the Fleet Week in San Francisco. The celebration is held at the F... 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

USS Hopper (DDG 70) arrives in San Francisco

USS Hopper (DDG 70) arrives in San Francisco

San Francisco Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) USS Hopper (DDG 70) arrives in San Francisco, for the Parade of Ships during the San Francisco Fleet Week. This year marks the 22nd year of Navy participation in Fleet Week.... more

USS Shiloh (CG 67) arrives in San Francisco

USS Shiloh (CG 67) arrives in San Francisco

San Francisco Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) USS Shiloh (CG 67) arrives in San Francisco for the Parade of Ships during the San Francisco Fleet Week. This year marks the 22nd year of Navy participation in Fleet Week. T... more

USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) arrives in San Francisco for the Parade of Ships during San Francisco Fleet Week.

USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) arrives in San Francisco for the Parade of Ship...

San Francisco Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) arrives in San Francisco for the Parade of Ships during San Francisco Fleet Week. This marks the 22nd year of Navy participation. The celebration is ... more

USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and other U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Ships line up in formation to parade across San Francisco Bay and commence Navy Fleet Week 2003 festivities

USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and other U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Ships line ...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and other U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Ships line up in formation to parade across San Francisco Bay and commence Navy Fleet Week 2003 festivities. This... more

Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during Fleet Week 2003

Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Br...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during Fleet Week 2003. This marks the 22nd year of Navy participation. The cele... more

A patrol craft from Mobile Security Squadron Three patrols San Francisco Bay area during the annual Fleet Week in San Francisco

A patrol craft from Mobile Security Squadron Three patrols San Francis...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) A patrol craft from Mobile Security Squadron Three patrols San Francisco Bay area during the annual Fleet Week in San Francisco. The celebration is held at the Fishermans W... more

Sailors aboard USS Shiloh (CG 67) render a gun salute to the mayor of San Francisco as the ship makes its way across San Francisco Bay as part of Fleet Week

Sailors aboard USS Shiloh (CG 67) render a gun salute to the mayor of ...

San Francisco Bay (Oct. 11, 2003) Sailors aboard USS Shiloh (CG 67) render a gun salute to the mayor of San Francisco as the ship makes its way across San Francisco Bay as part of Fleet Week. The celebration wa... more

Gunner's Mate 1st Class Scott Golden patrols the San Francisco Bay Area during the annual Fleet Week in San Francisco, Calif.

Gunner's Mate 1st Class Scott Golden patrols the San Francisco Bay Are...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) Gunner's Mate 1st Class Scott Golden patrols the San Francisco Bay Area during the annual Fleet Week in San Francisco, Calif. The celebration is held at the Fishermans Whar... more

Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during Fleet Week 2003

Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Br...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during Fleet Week 2003. This marks the 22nd year of Navy participation. The cele... more

Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during Fleet Week 2003

Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Br...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during Fleet Week 2003. This marks the 22nd year of Navy participation. The cele... more

Vice Adm. Micahel J. McCabe, Commander, Third Fleet, cruises in front of the Marine Corps Marching Band in the Italian Heritage Day Parade at Fisherman�s Wharf during San Francisco's Fleet Week 2003

Vice Adm. Micahel J. McCabe, Commander, Third Fleet, cruises in front ...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2003) Vice Adm. Micahel J. McCabe, Commander, Third Fleet, cruises in front of the Marine Corps Marching Band in the Italian Heritage Day Parade at Fishermans Wharf during San Fr... more

Navy Blue Angels fly in formation above USS Cleveland (LPD 7) during San Francisco Fleet Week 2003

Navy Blue Angels fly in formation above USS Cleveland (LPD 7) during S...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2003) Navy Blue Angels fly in formation above USS Cleveland (LPD 7) during San Francisco Fleet Week 2003. This marks the 22nd year of Navy participation. The celebration is held ... more

Navy Blue Angels fly in formation in front of Alcatraz, during San Francisco Fleet Week 2003.

Navy Blue Angels fly in formation in front of Alcatraz, during San Fra...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2003) Navy Blue Angels fly in formation in front of Alcatraz, during San Francisco Fleet Week 2003. This marks the 22nd year of Navy participation. The celebration is held at the... more

Cryptologic Technician 3rd Class Keith Elinkowski, from Chicago, Ill., greets the crowd at the 135th Annual Italian Heritage Parade during San Francisco Fleet Week 2003

Cryptologic Technician 3rd Class Keith Elinkowski, from Chicago, Ill.,...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2003) Cryptologic Technician 3rd Class Keith Elinkowski, from Chicago, Ill., greets the crowd at the 135th Annual Italian Heritage Parade during San Francisco Fleet Week 2003. Th... more

Sailors from the guided missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) move drywall for Habitat For Humanity International during San Francisco Fleet Week

Sailors from the guided missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) move drywal...

San Francisco Bay (Oct. 13, 2003) Sailors from the guided missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) move drywall for Habitat For Humanity International during San Francisco Fleet Week. Habitat for Humanity Internatio... more

The Marine Corps manned C-130 aircraft affectionately called Fat Albert from the Navy Blue Angels performs with the precision flight demonstration team at the Miramar Air Show at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, Calif.

The Marine Corps manned C-130 aircraft affectionately called Fat Alber...

San Diego, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2003) The Marine Corps manned C-130 aircraft affectionately called Fat Albert from the Navy Blue Angels performs with the precision flight demonstration team at the Miramar Air Show ... more

Ground crews stand by as the United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team Blue Angels perform

Ground crews stand by as the United States Navy's precision flight dem...

San Diego, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2003) Ground crews stand by as the United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team "Blue Angels" perform during the Miramar Air Show at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miram... more

The United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team Blue Angels performs

The United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team Blue Ange...

San Diego, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2003) The United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team "Blue Angels" performs during the Miramar Air Show at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, Calif. U.S. Navy ph... more

The United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team Blue Angels performs

The United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team Blue Ange...

San Diego, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2003) The United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team "Blue Angels" performs during the Miramar Air Show at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, Calif. U.S. Navy ph... more

The United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team Blue Angels perform during the Miramar Air Show at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, Calif.

The United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team Blue Ange...

San Diego, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2003) The United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team Blue Angels perform during the Miramar Air Show at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, Calif. U.S. Navy photo... more

The United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team Blue Angels perform during the Miramar Air Show at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, Calif.

The United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team Blue Ange...

San Diego, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2003) The United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team Blue Angels perform during the Miramar Air Show at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, Calif. U.S. Navy photo... more

The United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team Blue Angels performs

The United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team Blue Ange...

San Diego, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2003) The United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team "Blue Angels" performs during the Miramar Air Show at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, Calif. U.S. Navy ph... more

The Blue Angels perform during the Miramar Air Show.

The Blue Angels perform during the Miramar Air Show.

San Diego, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2003) The United States Navy's precision flight demonstration team "Blue Angels" perform during the Miramar Air Show at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, Calif. U.S. Navy pho... more

F/A-18 Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team , perform at the 2002 N'Awlins Air Show Oct. 26 and 27 aboard Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base New Orleans

F/A-18 Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstrat...

Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La. (Oct. 27, 2003) F/A-18 Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team , perform at the 2002 N'Awlins Air Show Oct. 26 and 27 aboar... more

F/A-18 Hornets assigned to the Blue Angels perform at the 2002 N'Awlins Air Show Oct. 26 and 27 aboard Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base New Orleans

F/A-18 Hornets assigned to the Blue Angels perform at the 2002 N'Awlin...

Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La. (Oct. 27, 2003) F/A-18 Hornets assigned to the Blue Angels perform at the 2002 N'Awlins Air Show Oct. 26 and 27 aboard Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Bas... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Ed Pennycook, of Cross Plains, Tenn., renders a salute to the flight leader of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Blue Angles.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Ed Pennycook, of Cross Plains, ...

Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Ed Pennycook, of Cross Plains, Tenn., renders a salute to the flight leader of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squa... more

The U.S. Navy�s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels put on a spectacular show during the annual Naval Air Station Lemoore air show.

The U.S. Navy�s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels put on a sp...

Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. (Mar. 20, 2004) The U.S. Navys flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels put on a spectacular show during the annual Naval Air Station Lemoore air show. The Blue Angels put on... more

The U.S. Navy�s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels put on a spectacular show during the annual Naval Air Station Lemoore air show.

The U.S. Navy�s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels put on a sp...

Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. (Mar. 20, 2004) The U.S. Navys flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels put on a spectacular show during the annual Naval Air Station Lemoore air show. The Blue Angels put on... 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

The U.S. Navy�s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels put on a spectacular show during the annual Naval Air Station Lemoore air show.

The U.S. Navy�s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels put on a sp...

Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. (Mar. 20, 2004) The U.S. Navys flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels put on a spectacular show during the annual Naval Air Station Lemoore air show. The Blue Angels put on... more

During Naval Air Station Lemoore�s annual air show, pilots assigned to the U.S. Navy�s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, give a final salute ending their show.

During Naval Air Station Lemoore�s annual air show, pilots assigned to...

Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. (Mar. 20, 2004) During Naval Air Station Lemoores annual air show, pilots assigned to the U.S. Navys flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, give a final salute ending thei... 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

The U.S. Navy�s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels put on a spectacular show during the annual Naval Air Station Lemoore air show.

The U.S. Navy�s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels put on a sp...

Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. (Mar. 20, 2004) The U.S. Navys flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels put on a spectacular show during the annual Naval Air Station Lemoore air show. The Blue Angels put on... more

The U.S. Navy�s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels put on a spectacular show during the annual Naval Air Station Lemoore air show.

The U.S. Navy�s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels put on a sp...

Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. (Mar. 20, 2004) The U.S. Navys flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels put on a spectacular show during the annual Naval Air Station Lemoore air show. The Blue Angels put on... more

The Commanding Officer for the U.S. Navy�s flight demonstration team Blue Angels, CDR Russ Boss Bartlett, of Nantucket, Mass., talks to his crew chief.

The Commanding Officer for the U.S. Navy�s flight demonstration team B...

Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. (Mar. 27, 2004) The Commanding Officer for the U.S. Navys flight demonstration team Blue Angels, CDR Russ "Boss" Bartlett, of Nantucket, Mass., talks to his crew chief, Chris Schorn... more

A specially designed Lockheed C-130 Hercules nicknamed Fat Albert belonging to the U.S. Navy�s flight demonstration team Blue Angels, taxis near a row of ready F/A-18C Hornet aircraft.

A specially designed Lockheed C-130 Hercules nicknamed Fat Albert belo...

Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. (Mar. 28, 2004) A specially designed Lockheed C-130 Hercules nicknamed "Fat Albert" belonging to the U.S. Navys flight demonstration team Blue Angels, taxis near a row of ready F/A-... more

U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Blue Angels perform a maneuver know as the Fleur De Lis.

U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Blue Angels perform a maneuver...

Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. (Apr. 06, 2004) U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron "Blue Angels" perform a maneuver know as the "Fleur De Lis." The Blue Angels perform this maneuver in an aerial salute t... 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

A Blue Angels F/A-18A Hornet makes a pass past the crowd at the 2004 Joint Service Open House.

A Blue Angels F/A-18A Hornet makes a pass past the crowd at the 2004 J...

Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (May. 14, 2004) A F/A-18A Hornet, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, makes a pass past the crowd at the 2004 Joint Service Open House. The Blue Ang... 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

A U.S. Air Force A-10A Thunderbolt II comes in for a landing behind the parked Blue Angels F/A-18A Hornets.

A U.S. Air Force A-10A Thunderbolt II comes in for a landing behind th...

Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (May. 14, 2004) A U.S. Air Force A-10A Thunderbolt II, assigned to the A-10A East Coast Demo Team, 23rd Fighter Wing, comes in for a landing behind the parked Blue Angels F/A-18A Hor... 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

With the National Ensign flying, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt Baron Morales, from Miami, Fla., monitors the engine start of the Blue Angels C-130 Hercules transport plane Fat Albert.

With the National Ensign flying, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt Baron Morales, ...

Myrtle Beach International Airport, S.C. (Jun. 04, 2004) With the National Ensign flying, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt Baron Morales, from Miami, Fla., monitors the engine start of the Blue Angels C-130 Hercules trans... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Mario Delacruz, from El Paso, Texas, wipes brake dust from the tire rim of a Blue Angels F/A-18A Hornet.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Mario Delacruz, from El Paso, T...

Myrtle Beach International Airport, S.C. (Jun. 06, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Mario Delacruz, from El Paso, Texas, wipes brake dust from the tire rim of a Blue Angels F/A-18A Hornet. Each morn... more

Pilots assigned to the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Blue Angels, watch and wait for their crew chiefs to take their position in front of the jets before takeoff.

Pilots assigned to the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadro...

Myrtle Beach International Airport, S.C. (Jun. 06, 2004) Pilots assigned to the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron "Blue Angels," watch and wait for their crew chiefs to take their position in fro... 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. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules, Fat Albert, assigned to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team, flies in formation with the team�s F/A-18A Hornets.

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

Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska (Jun. 25, 2004) The U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules, "Fat Albert," assigned to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team, flies in formation with the teams F/A-18A Ho... more

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

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

Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska (Jun. 27, 2004) The U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules, "Fat Albert," assigned to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team, uses Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) bottles du... 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�s Blue Angels support aircraft Fat Albert performs before an estimated crowd of 300,000 visitors at the start of the flight demonstration over Pensacola Beach, Fla

The U.S. Navy�s Blue Angels support aircraft Fat Albert performs befor...

Pensacola, Fla. (Jul. 10, 2004) The U.S. Navys Blue Angels support aircraft "Fat Albert" performs before an estimated crowd of 300,000 visitors at the start of the flight demonstration over Pensacola Beach, Fla... more

University of Florida Head Football Coach Ron Zook, right, gives a smile and a thumbs up as the Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet prepares for take-off, during a scheduled familiarization flight.

University of Florida Head Football Coach Ron Zook, right, gives a smi...

Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. (Jul. 13, 2004) University of Florida Head Football Coach Ron Zook, right, gives a smile and a thumbs up as the Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet prepares for take-off, during a schedu... more

AM1 Fancher explains the different instruments to University of Florida Head Football Coach Ron Zook as he prepares for a familiarization flight

AM1 Fancher explains the different instruments to University of Florid...

Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. (Jul. 13, 2004) Blue Angels crew chief Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Chris Fancher, of Mahomet, Ill., points out and explains the different instruments to University o... more

The guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) enters Seattle during the parade of ships, a part of Seattle�s traditional summer festival, the Seattle Seafair Fleet Week.

The guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) enters Seattle during th...

Puget Sound, Wash. (Aug. 05, 2004) The guided missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) enters Seattle during the parade of ships, a part of Seattles traditional summer festival, the Seattle Seafair Fleet Week. The 54... more

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over Seattle during a parade of U.S. Naval vessels.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over Seattle during a parade of U.S. Nav...

Puget Sound, Wash. (Aug. 05, 2004) The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over Seattle during a parade of U.S. Naval vessels. The Parade is a segment of Seattles traditional summer festival, the Seattle Seafair Fleet We... more

A Coast Guard patrol boat cruises the surrounding waters while a parade of U.S. Naval ships is underway. The parade is a segment of Seattle�s traditional summer festival.

A Coast Guard patrol boat cruises the surrounding waters while a parad...

Puget Sound, Wash. (Aug. 05, 2004) A Coast Guard patrol boat cruises the surrounding waters while a parade of U.S. Naval ships is underway. The parade is a segment of Seattles traditional summer festival, the S... more

Pilots and Maintenance Personnel assigned to the Blue Angels Maintenance and Support Team stand at parade rest in front of their F/A-18 Hornets.

Pilots and Maintenance Personnel assigned to the Blue Angels Maintenan...

Seattle, Wash. (Aug. 05, 2004) Pilots and Maintenance Personnel assigned to the Blue Angels Maintenance and Support Team stand at parade rest in front of their F/A-18 Hornets at Boeing air field, following the ... more

The Blue Angels perform above Lake Washington during Seafair week in Seattle, Wash.

The Blue Angels perform above Lake Washington during Seafair week in S...

Seattle, Wash. (Aug. 07, 2004) The Blue Angels perform above Lake Washington during Seafair week in Seattle, Wash. Seafair events include the Torchlight Parade, the Blue Angels show, amateur athletics, boat rac... more