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SALTON SEA (March 9, 2017) U.S. Lead Solo Pilot of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, Cmdr. Frank Weisser participates in a heritage flight alongside an F6F Hellcat and F8F Bearcat aircraft over the Salton Sea and Imperial Valley. The Hellcat and Bearcat were the first two aircraft models used by The Blue Angels shortly after the team’s inception in 1946. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ian Cotter/Released)

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, perform the Line Abreast Loop maneuver during the Memphis Airshow. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform more than 60 demonstrations at more than 30 locations across the U.S. in 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel M. Young/Released)

The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, performs the Echelon Parade during the Defenders of Liberty Air Show.

(U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ian Cotter/Released)

Mediterranean Sea (Mar. 29, 2005) - An F-14B Tomcat, assigned to the “Swordsmen” of Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF-32), accelerates through a hard bank while passing over the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during an air power demonstration performed by the squadrons of Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3). The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group was recently relieved after completing nearly four months in the Persian Gulf in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Kristopher Wilson (RELEASED)

A controlled explosion takes place behind an aircraft assigned to the U.S. navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform more than 60 demonstrations at more than 30 locations across the U.S. in 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominick A. Cremeans/Released)

A controlled explosion takes place behind an aircraft assigned to the U.S. navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels. 

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominick A. Cremeans/Released)

BLUE ANGEL

U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, Lead Solo Lt. Ryan Chamberlain prepares to exit his jet and finish the team’s ground performance at the Arctic Thunder Open House.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrea Perez/Released)

U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, Opposing Solo Capt. Jeff Kuss prepares practices the Section High Alpha Pass maneuever. The Blue Angels are conducting winter training before kicking off the 2016 air show season. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrea Perez/Released)