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Blue Angels over Vero Beach

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An image gallery of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron practicing on Thursday afternoon for the Vero Beach Air Show being held May 10 & 11, 2014 at the Vero Beach Municipal Airport.
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A member of the ground crew runs from the roaring F/A-18 Hornets as they prepare to taxi out to the runway to start the practice session.
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Heading out to the runway.
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Lieutenant Commander Nate Barton waves from the cockpit as he passes.
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Four of the F/A-18 Hornets lift off in formation. The vehicle in the foreground is a tow vehicle for the jets when they are on the ground.
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Two more Hornets, one pictured here, lifted off from the runway going in the opposite direction.
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Contrails form briefly around one of the Hornets during a tight turn.
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Breaking formation.
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Upside-down flying action.
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More upside-down action!
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Part of the show is the flying ability of the C-130, nicknamed “Fat Albert”, that brings the Blue Angels’ gear to the shows.
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A crewman waves after erecting a U.S. flag atop the C-130 as it rolls down the runway after landing.
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Deputies from the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office pose in front of an F/A-18 Hornet.
I went out the next day and photographed Friday’s rehearsal before the weekend air show. View the images from Friday’s rehearsal.

8 comments

  1. Sue T. Hill

    WOW !!! I ran out doors to see them but could not catch them. I am 89 — I guess I was too slow.

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