It’s Day 114 of the Color Your World Challenge! Today let’s go into the Wild Blue Yonder with the US Navy’s Blue Angels! I especially like three things about this video: The way the leader chews his gum, ( I wonder if that is regulation?) the reflection of the other Angels’ planes on his helmet visor, and the way you can see what it is like to pull those G’s! Wow!
The Blue Angels is the US Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, with aviators from the Navy and Marines. The Blue Angels team was formed in 1946, making it the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team in the world, after the French Patrouille de France, formed in 1931. The Blue Angels’ six demonstration pilots fly the F/A-18 Hornet. On March 1, 2013 the Navy announced that due to sequestration actions aerial demonstration of the Blue Angels would cease. However, it was determined that “community and public outreach was a crucial activity” and it was announced that the Blue Angels along with the US Air Forces, Thunderbirds, would resume air shows in 2014. The Blue Angel’s do more than 70 shows at 34 locations throughout the US and employ the same practices and techniques used since 1946. Over 260 million people have seen them perform!
Crayola added the color Wild Blue Yonder to their collection in 2003.