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.
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