Last year, the US Navy Blue Angels changed from using the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet to the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet in their mega-popular air shows. It was these nifty aircraft they entertained crowds on Lake Washington with over the weekend at Seattle's annual Seafair festival. Check out the video below for a sample of the spectacular sights.
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Posted by TikTok user @thewanderingweekender, the clip shows the summer crowds in their boats on the lake as the aircraft demonstrate formations and fly around the sky above, including a magnificent moment in front of Mt. Rainier.
The opportunity for spectators to view the Blue Angels in action is entertaining, certainly, but it is also is a chance for the curious to learn something about aviation.
"We have the unique ability to highlight the importance of naval aviation while honoring its historical significance," say the Blue Angels. "We proudly represent the heritage, agility, flexibility, resilience, and significance of naval aviation to 21st-century warfighting."
"It is a privilege to perform for you and humbling to represent our fellow service members," the statement continues. "We sincerely hope that whether this is the first, second, or 76th year you have seen us fly, the sight and sound of a Blue Angels performance delivers pride in your defense forces, exhilaration, an appreciation for teamwork, and the inspiration to achieve excellence."
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