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Posted: 12/14/2013 10:26:02 AM EST
Just flew over. Low, in formation, and in a snowstorm. Just northwest of Philadelphia. Sounded like a commercial jet was landing on my roof. By the time I made it outside I couldn't see them. The neighbor identified them.

Any ideas why they may be up here?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:28:32 AM EST
That's curious. I thought they had their funding cut.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:28:34 AM EST
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Could be becuase of a little game of the navy vs army. .....lol
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:31:38 AM EST
They flew past the new World Trade towers yesterday and are likely en route home to P-cola.

Probably buzzed the Army Navy game in Philly on the way back.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:32:37 AM EST
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They did a fly by of the freedom tower here yesterday. My buddy got some pics. I'll try and find them.


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Originally Posted By piccolo:
They flew past the new World Trade towers yesterday and are likely en route home to P-cola.

Probably buzzed the Army Navy game in Philly on the way back.
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I hadn't thunk of that.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:34:24 AM EST
Go Navy, beat Army
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:36:36 AM EST
I encourage the Blue Angels fans here to put politics aside and just enjoy them on Mythbusters. Excellent episode.

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Originally Posted By pcsutton:
That's curious. I thought they had their funding cut.
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They've been flying for awhile now. My part time job is right near NAS and they do practice flights weekly. Loud as hell buzzing my office. It's cool to go out and watch them. Was quiet on up until about a month or so ago.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:47:46 AM EST
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Got to fly with them once......Was given the stick over Mississippi and allowed to execute
a couple of aileron rolls.
Fun times.

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:48:25 AM EST
There for the game, but also went to NYC yesterday for a photoshoot and to get familiar with the area for the Bethpage Air Show on Memorial Day.
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Go Navy, Beat Army!
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Originally Posted By Londo:
Got to fly with them once......Was given the stick over Mississippi and allowed to executea couple of aileron rolls.
Fun times.
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Nice!
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:05:17 AM EST
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Originally Posted By tc2129:

They've been flying for awhile now. My part time job is right near NAS and they do practice flights weekly. Loud as hell buzzing my office. It's cool to go out and watch them. Was quiet on up until about a month or so ago.
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Originally Posted By tc2129:
Originally Posted By pcsutton:
That's curious. I thought they had their funding cut.

They've been flying for awhile now. My part time job is right near NAS and they do practice flights weekly. Loud as hell buzzing my office. It's cool to go out and watch them. Was quiet on up until about a month or so ago.
Glad to hear they're at least getting their minimums in.

They used to do their show practice out by El Centro, CA. We would go out into the desert and watch them practice. Great way to spend a day.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:12:50 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Masterbagger:
I encourage the Blue Angels fans here to put politics aside and just enjoy them on Mythbusters. Excellent episode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tNOipYwb6k
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Originally Posted By Masterbagger:
I encourage the Blue Angels fans here to put politics aside and just enjoy them on Mythbusters. Excellent episode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tNOipYwb6k


That was a fun episode indeed! Adam Savage is a lucky bastard getting a ride in the F-18!!!



Originally Posted By Londo:
Got to fly with them once......Was given the stick over Mississippi and allowed to executea couple of aileron rolls.
Fun times.
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc18/Babo47/P1020052_zpsdc97c728.jpg


Wow, that's awesome!! I've heard that the A-4 was a fun bird as well. I'm jealous!!!
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:15:46 AM EST
The Navy's Blue Angels Just Flew Over NYC [PHOTOS]
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-navys-blue-angels-just-flew-over-nyc-photos-2013-12
Video too!
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Originally Posted By Londo:
Got to fly with them once......Was given the stick over Mississippi and allowed to executea couple of aileron rolls.
Fun times.
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc18/Babo47/P1020052_zpsdc97c728.jpg

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I hate you.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:20:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By Trainman:
Just flew over. Low, in formation, and in a snowstorm. Just northwest of Philadelphia. Sounded like a commercial jet was landing on my roof. By the time I made it outside I couldn't see them. The neighbor identified them.

Any ideas why they may be up here?
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Hmmm. What could possibly be happening in Philly today, where the Blue Angels would do a flyover. Hmmmm.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:22:13 AM EST
The mustache is against the wall! Bombing of Philly and points northeast to begin immediately.

No amount of tinfoil will save you now! Bwaaahahahahahahaha!
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:22:46 AM EST
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Originally Posted By pcsutton:
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They are back up.

They secured funding and now have a 2014 schedule. So do the Thunderbirds.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:24:25 AM EST
Go Navy
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:28:33 AM EST
Army, Navy game

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:33:35 AM EST
Taggaroo
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Link Posted: 12/14/2013 11:44:15 AM EST
With the poor economy and Obama raping the tax payers. its a waste of money
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 12:21:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By raider00:
With the poor economy and Obama raping the tax payers. its a waste of money
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You know nothing of politics or budgets.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 12:26:37 PM EST
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With the poor economy and Obama raping the tax payers. its a waste of money
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Derp
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 12:54:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By pcsutton:
They used to do their show practice out by El Centro, CA. We would go out into the desert and watch them practice. Great way to spend a day.
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They still do their winter training out there.
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Originally Posted By m00ler03:
Army, Navy game

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Cool photo.!!!


Thanks.


Link Posted: 12/14/2013 1:04:51 PM EST
Meh! Jet jockeys...

A ride on Fat Albert? Now that's the GOOD SHIT!




Link Posted: 12/14/2013 1:05:36 PM EST
I used to love seeing them practice when I lived in P-Cola! It was really cool to be out on the boat and they would buzz you less than 100 feet up, It felt like they were going to knock you out of the boat.
If they are back up I strongly encourage everyone to go see the practice on Pensacola NAS. Its an amazing show. Makes you feel proud to be an American.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 1:24:02 PM EST
They are absolutely amazing to watch. I've seen them at the RI Airshow numerous times, and in Maine, I spent three days watching them practice for a show at NAS Brunswick. As mentioned earlier, if you haven't seen them before, you really need to.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 1:44:06 PM EST
FUCK BUGS!!!!

SCOOTER RULES!!







And, I am lucky enough to have seen them driving Rhino's. The Scoot is still my favorite BA ride though.


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Originally Posted By piccolo:
They flew past the new World Trade towers yesterday and are likely en route home to P-cola.

Probably buzzed the Army Navy game in Philly on the way back.
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Unless shit changed since I was in, El Centro CA is their winter home.
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Originally Posted By 99Zeus99:

Unless shit changed since I was in, El Centro CA is their winter home.
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Originally Posted By 99Zeus99:
Originally Posted By piccolo:
They flew past the new World Trade towers yesterday and are likely en route home to P-cola.

Probably buzzed the Army Navy game in Philly on the way back.

Unless shit changed since I was in, El Centro CA is their winter home.



It very well be that CA is their winter home.

Wiki lists it as their current home as P-cola, though.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 2:12:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By Trainman:
Just flew over. Low, in formation, and in a snowstorm. Just northwest of Philadelphia. Sounded like a commercial jet was landing on my roof. By the time I made it outside I couldn't see them. The neighbor identified them.

Any ideas why they may be up here?
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Army/Navy game man....
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 4:09:08 PM EST
El Centro is still their winter home. When you fly such close formations, visibility is paramount and P-Cola loses a lot of that in winter. El Centro does not, having about the same number of CAVU flying days as Luke AFB does. Nice sunny, clear sky's, no sudden weather that closes in between heartbeats, etc. El Centro is also the location of the first BA airshow of each season, with the P-Cola show closing.

Their 2014 Schedule
http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/media/show/2014ShowSchedule.pdf
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:14:35 PM EST
North America's third best team! After:

Thunderbird's and Snowbirds.

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:25:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GLHX2112:
North America's third best team! After:

Thunderbird's and Snowbirds.

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Yup
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