The Blue Angels is the United States Navy's flight demonstration squadron. It was formed in 1946, making it the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team (flying under the same name) in the world, after the French Patrouille de France formed in 1931. The Blue Angels' six demonstration pilots fly the F/A-18 Hornet, typically in more than 70 shows at 34 locations throughout the United States each year, where they still employ many of the same practices and techniques used in their aerial displays in 1946. An estimated 11 million spectators view the squadron during air shows each full year. The Blue Angels also visit more than 50,000 people in a standard show season (March through November) in schools and hospitals. Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators. (From Wikipedia)
Taken from the ground during an air show at the Naval Air Facility in El Centro, Calfornia.
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fabbs99 (11190) 2013-10-08 12:49
Marvelous colors and excellent teamwork. Superb presentation, very sharp shot with an excellent light and POV. Keep posting.TFS.
point-blank (94) 2013-10-08 18:35
Fighter planes are such a pleasing sight. You have captured these fast moving subjects really well. Nice composition and good saturated colors .:)
jhm (128073) 2013-10-10 5:04
You was exactly the fifthly pilot through the position that you took of these planes.
This is splendid taken, certainly through the blue and yellow colour on the planes.
Excellent cityscape, with perfect sharpness and clarity
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
tatadalou (3979) 2013-10-19 9:50
I ignored the Patrouille de France was the oldest flight demonstration squadron. This is a scaring shot, the planes are so close to each others ! I'm admirative of the level of mastery these pilots may reach to achieve this kind of exercise. Excellent sharpness.
mcmtanyel (5295) 2013-10-24 11:47
They look so effortlessly frozen in time and space, but having tried to take a get pictures of these, I appreciate the effort and skill that the job requires. Congratulations and TFS.