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The Blue Angels themselves prefer the older Hornets. The Blues' own web site says:
"While the Super Hornet has more recent technology, the Hornet is more suitable to the needs of the current team due to its light weight and slick maneuverability."
The original Hornet weighs 23,000 pounds empty; the Super Hornet weighs 7,000 pounds more.
The switch to Super Hornets will also be expensive. The Super Hornet costs $60.9 million per plane, making replacing the oldest planes an $852 million dollar enterprise.