In the latter part of our Florida winter this year, we stayed at the condo of friends, located in Perdido Key, in Florida's panhandle. Endless miles of beautiful beaches; falling asleep to the sound of waves every night; good food, and good company. On Saturday I will bring you a few shots from where we stayed. Today however, I bring you The Blue Angels. I had heard of the Blue Angels before, but have to admit that I didn't have much interest. The fact that they are housed, and practice at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, not 10 minutes from where we were, had us feeling that we really ought to take advantage of our proximity, and go see a practice. I'm so glad that we did - it was thrilling! We were among hundreds of people, of all ages - all enthusiastic.
Demonstration pilots, the Events Coordinator, Maintenance Officer and Flight Surgeon serve two years with the squadron. The other officers typically serve three years with the team. Blue Angels officers return to the fleet after their tours of duty."
|Notice that two are upside down!|