Fleet Week!

If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, you should know that it's Fleet Week! The Blue Angels are performing Friday, Saturday, Sunday. I almost forgot until I saw them parked on the GA ramp at Oakland while doing pattern work with a student on Tuesday. For those of you who can't be here, I have an ultra-nerdy Blue Angel's fix: the Blue Angels Maneuvers Manual. It provides minimum dimensions for the protected area on the ground, ingress and egress routes, TFR space, weather minimums, and maneuvers to be flown.

If you need something slightly less nerdy, here's a Blue Angel's montage video from a few seasons back. Get excited!

(In all seriousness, I might actually give my pinky finger for a ride with the Blue Angels. I did a brief acro flight this morning, but the 8KCAB is no F/A-18.)

Geoff Rapoport

Safety and Training


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