Blue Angels getting a make over

Have you ever seen the US Navy’s Blue Angels?   They won’t be the same again, after today.  They are making a change!

From the Navy Times:

Blue Angels to make final flight in the legacy F/A/-18 Hornet as they transition to Super Hornets

The Navy’s Blue Angels will conduct their final flight in the legacy F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet Wednesday [today, 4 Nov!]

The flight, which will take off from and land at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, marks the end of the F/A-18 A/B/C/D platform’s 34 years as the Blue Angels’ aircraft as the team transitions to F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets.

The move to the Super Hornet will mark the first time the elite Navy and Marine Corps demonstration team has changed aircraft since it moved from the A-4F Skyhawk II to the Hornet back in 1986.


See the article for more.

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  1. Jacob says:

    I really miss Wings on The Discovery Channel.

  2. AA Cunningham says:

    First saw them in person back in the early 70s when they were flying the J model Phantom II. The Super Bug is a pig compared to the legacy Hornet.

  3. Senor Quixana says:

    Is this a concession to the need to upgrade from obsolete hardware or an acknowledgment of the arrival of “murder hornets” in the US?

  4. SKAY says:

    I believe the murder hornets infiltrated the North America from Asia like Covid 19.

    Thank you for the article Father Z.

  5. iamlucky13 says:

    Super Hornets come from Saint Louis. The flight crews call them Rhinos.

    Asian Giant Hornets come from Asia. The media calls them murder hornets. Don’t be like the media.

  6. Semper Gumby says:

    An air show with the Blue Angels is an impressive sight. Their C-130 that travelled with them carrying personnel and spare parts used to perform a Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) with rockets at airshows.

    As for murder hornets (or Asian Giant Hornets per iamlucky13 above), The Babylon Bee discovered one recently found employment:

    The Murder Hornet entered Planned Parenthood Headquarters around 10 a.m. yesterday “just looking for an entry level job,” according to sources.

    “It was a sign from our Mother Spirit Margaret Sanger,” explained former President Alexis McGill Johnson. “So I called the Murder Hornet up to my office right away. She actually took the time to murder all six people in the elevator on the way up. A real go-getter. I had no choice but to step down immediately and name her the new president.”

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