Tom Frosch is commanding officer and flight leader of the US Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. He pulls off an inverted flight manoeuvre during a training session over California. Check Out the F-18 Cockpit Video… Image © Rachel McMarr/US Navy via engineering
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 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 year.
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