Blue Angels Practice at NAS Pensacola; 15 April 2015

Pensacola, FL – Yesterday, the weather improved a bit and the Blue Angels were able to do their Wednesday practice session at NAS Pensacola. The National Naval Aviation Museum and the Blue Angels set up a viewing area off of the flight line where visitors can take the practice in, so we made our way over, got a good seat near the top of the viewing stands, and enjoyed the show. Apparently there was a problem with the #4 aircraft, because #4 flew a #1 jet. The practice also got off to a bit of a late start due to a radar problem for NAS Pensacola which meant there were a few late/unexpected arrivals that the airfield had to get in before turning the field over to the Blue Angels. Unfortunately, Fat Albert did not practice yesterday but according to one of the museum volunteers, that isn’t unusual.

Blue Angels Frequencies in Use:

  • 251.600 Blue Angels Air-to-Air & Maintenance Crew checks
  • 275.350 Blue Angels Diamond
  • 237.800 Blue Angels Solos
  • 284.250 Blue Angels Show Box
  • 139.8125 Blue Angels Comm Cart (PL 67.0)
  • 142.6125 Blue Angels Comm Cart/NAS Penscola Tower (PL 67.0)

If you’re interested, here is a recording of the audio from the practice:

It was a low show due to the low cloud cover. The cloudy weather resulted in some of the photos being a bit darker than I wished, but a plus side was that the humidity made for some very cool photos of the vapor during some of the maneuvers.

The Blue Angels taxiing out for take off
The Blue Angels taxiing out for take off
The Blue Angels Diamond taking off
The Blue Angels Diamond taking off
The Blue Angels Diamond just after take off
The Blue Angels Diamond just after take off
The Blue Angels Solos taking off
The Blue Angels Solos taking off
The Blue Angels Solos taking off
The Blue Angels Solos taking off
It was a humid day for the Blue Angels practice
It was a humid day for the Blue Angels practice
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Solos
The Blue Angels Solos
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
Did I mention it was humid? The Blue Angels Diamond getting lost in the humidity vapor
Did I mention it was humid? The Blue Angels Diamond getting lost in the humidity vapor
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Solos
The Blue Angels Solos
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Solos
The Blue Angels Solos
Due to the weather, it was a low show - here is the Blue Angels Diamond disappearing into the clouds
Due to the weather, it was a low show – here is the Blue Angels Diamond disappearing into the clouds
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
One of the Blue Angels Solos, smoke and humidity vapor streaming
One of the Blue Angels Solos, smoke and humidity vapor streaming
One of the Blue Angels Solos, smoke and humidity vapor streaming
One of the Blue Angels Solos, smoke and humidity vapor streaming
The Blue Angels Solos
The Blue Angels Solos
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
One of the Blue Angels Solos, smoke and humidity vapor streaming
One of the Blue Angels Solos, smoke and humidity vapor streaming
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Diamond
The Blue Angels Delta
The Blue Angels Delta
The Blue Angels Delta
The Blue Angels Delta
The Blue Angels Delta
The Blue Angels Delta
The Blue Angels Delta
The Blue Angels Delta
The Blue Angels Delta
The Blue Angels Delta
The Blue Angels Delta
The Blue Angels Delta
The Blue Angels breaking over the runway to land and end the practice
The Blue Angels breaking over the runway to land and end the practice
The Blue Angels breaking over the runway to land and end the practice
The Blue Angels breaking over the runway to land and end the practice
The Blue Angels breaking over the runway to land and end the practice
The Blue Angels breaking over the runway to land and end the practice
Blue Angel 1
Blue Angel 1
Blue Angel 2
Blue Angel 2
Blue Angel 3
Blue Angel 3
Blue Angel 4 (in a #1 jet)
Blue Angel 4 (in a #1 jet)
Blue Angel 5
Blue Angel 5
Blue Angel 6
Blue Angel 6
Blue Angel 5 and 6 salute the crowd with smoke as they pass by the stands while taxiing back to their ramp
Blue Angel 5 and 6 salute the crowd with smoke as they pass by the stands while taxiing back to their ramp

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