Super Fat Albert

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels headlined the 2022 Vero Beach Air Show held April 29th to May 1st. The Blue Angels use a C-130J Super Hercules as their support aircraft to carry gear and crew from air show to air show. The large plane is nicknamed Fat Albert and puts on a short demonstration of its own. These photos are from its flight on Saturday, 30 April when it circled the Vero Beach Municipal Airport a few times prior to the Blue Angels performance.

Heat waves dominate in this distant view of the Vero Beach Municipal Airport and its control tower.
Buzzing low over the airport.
Part of a downtown church steeple makes an appearance.

Fat Albert is flown by U.S. Marine Corps pilots.

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