posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 09:25 PM
Last week the Thunderbirds stopped by Pensacola to visit with the Blue Angels. Both teams flew on the other's aircraft, and performed for crowds at
the Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum. The highlight of the visit was a flyby of the beach by both teams. There was a scary moment during the flyby,
as the Blue Angels, in their usual delta formation, encountered wake turbulence from the Thunderbirds team ahead of them.
A video posted to Facebook of the flyby shows the team suddenly start to move around, and then the formation separates. A Navy statement made
yesterday said that during the maneuver, two of the Blue Angels aircraft touched each other, causing minor damage. Both aircraft are already back in
service after repairs. The video shows that it was pretty exciting for a few seconds, and all the pilots did a great job of keeping clear of each
other, and recovering their aircraft.
PENSACOLA BEACH, FLORIDA (WKRG) — Two Blue Angels jets made brief contact while flying over Pensacola Beach in Florida Wednesday afternoon,
according to The Navy Times.
The article quotes Blue Angels Spokesman Lt. Joe Hontz, who called it “a very brief and minor contact between the aircraft.” Hontz explained the
jets were flying in the Blue Angel Delta Formation when the pilots “encountered unexpected wake turbulence.”
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