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Blue Angels in Milwaukee - demo with three aircraft

Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:37 am

Apparently, the Blue Angels are having issues with keeping their aircraft flying. They only brought five aircraft to Milwaukee (including #7). Yesterday, the practice demo only included four. Today, four took off, but as the narrator was doing the intro, he paused and announced a delay because one had to return to MKE (show is over the Lake Michigan beaches).. The very lackluster demo included positions 1,4 and 5.

Does anyone have insight into what's going on?
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Re: Blue Angels in Milwaukee - demo with three aircraft

Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:15 pm

The Blues are using very old C model Hornets, I've seen this happen a couple times
in recent years.

IIRC.....the Blue Angels will be switching to Super Hornets for next season.
Hopefully, those new birds will bring fewer headaches for the MX team

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