The SLNC (Schuyler Line Navigation Company) Magothy general cargo ship is seen docked at Port Canaveral during the Starlink 11 Falcon 9 booster recovery. The Magothy was recently chartered by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command and ran cargo to McMurdo Station along the coast of Antarctica as part of Operation Deep Freeze at the beginning of 2020. Its mission for the U.S. Military must not be over since the Magothy’s next port of call after Port Canaveral is Guantanamo […]
A lone U.S. Navy Blue Angels Boeing F/A-18 Hornet visited Vero Beach Municipal Airport on 25 November 2019 for a business meeting in preparation for the Vero Beach Air Show on 25 & 26 April 2020 when the Blue Angels flight demonstration team will perform. The Hornet circled the airfield once before landing. The Blue Angels stayed for a few hours before departing. Looking forward to their next visit for the air show!
The SpaceX recovery ship Go Quest heads into Port Canaveral while in front of it is the U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel named City of Bismarck. The Go Quest supports ocean landings of SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets on the autonomous spaceport drone ship, sort of a rocket landing pad on a barge, that is then towed back to Port Canaveral so the rocket can be refurbished and reused. In this case, the return of the booster on 12 September […]
Selected photos of the U.S Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron during their Sunday, 22 April 2018, afternoon performance for the Vero Beach Air Show. The skies cleared up a bit from Saturday but there was still rain and clouds in the area. Improved conditions, though, allowed the Blue Angels to do more of their high altitude flying than they were able to do on Saturday. The Blue Angels are flying Boeing F/A-18 Hornets.
Selected photos of the U.S Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron during their Saturday, 21 April 2018, afternoon performance for the Vero Beach Air Show. The skies were very cloudy with rain in the area keeping the Blue Angels low to the ground throughout the performance which made them unable to do a lot of their signature flying pieces. The Blue Angels are flying Boeing F/A-18 Hornets. People crowded onto the Barber Bridge for a better look at the performance. […]
It was reported after the Vero Beach Air Show held on 21 & 22 April 2018 that a Blue Angel Boeing F/A-18 Hornet performing in the Saturday show sucked a bird into an engine causing $1 million worth of damage to the plane. The plane landed safely with few being aware of the incident at the time but, it is springtime, and birds are on the move in large numbers. Below are selected photos of the Saturday and Sunday Blue […]
Selected photos of the U.S Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron during their Friday, 20 April 2018, afternoon practice for the Vero Beach Air Show. The Blue Angels are flying Boeing F/A-18 Hornets.
Two of the Blue Angels on their Thursday afternoon practice session passed over the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) as seen from the front of Audubon House. The tall trees surrounding Audubon House preventing any sighting of the Blue Angels unless they were almost directly overhead though the thunderous roar of their engines could be heard all through the woods. The Blue Angels are performing at the Vero Beach Air Show on 21 & 22 April 2018. Naturally, rain is […]
The Vero Beach Air Show featured the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet that is a combination of an attack aircraft and a fighter plane flown, in this case, by the U.S. Marines. According to the U.S. Navy, “In its fighter mode, it serves as escort and fleet air defense. In its attack mode, it provides force projection, interdiction, and close and deep air support.” The Super Hornet flew in place of the expected U.S. Navy Blue Angels who canceled their appearance […]