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Blue Angels roaring over Iowa: 6 Photos

Check out some of the TOP photos from the Blue Angels 2019 demonstration in Iowa.

The US Navy Blue Angels are scheduled to conduct 61 flight demonstrations at 32 locations across the country in 2019 to showcase the pride and professionalism of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to the American and Canadian public.

One of the tightest formations in the air. Always an amazing sight. But the sound of those EIGHT engines in unison almost beats it.
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USS Abraham Lincoln in Arabian Sea

ARABIAN SEA (May 17, 2019) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and the Wasp-class Amphibious Assault Ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) sail alongside as the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) conduct joint operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. The ABECSG and KSGARG, with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, are prepared to respond to contingencies and to defend U.S. forces and interests in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur/Released)

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George Bush Missing Man Afterburner Takeoff

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 6, 2018) An F-18 Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, the "Tomcatters," departs from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, to participate in a monumental 21-aircraft flyover featuring a missing-man formation over the memorial service for late President George H. W. Bush in College Station, Texas. Other squadrons that participated in the flyover came from Oceana, Virginia to Fort Worth, Texas, and included VFA 103, the "Jolly Rogers"; VFA 143, the "Pukin' Dogs"; VFA 32, the "Swordsmen"; VFA 131, the "Wildcats"; VFA 105, the "Gunslingers"; VFA 83, the "Rampagers"; and VFA 87, the "Golden Warriors." U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jose Jaen (Released).

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 6, 2018) An F-18 Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, the "Tomcatters," departs from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, to participate in a monumental 21-aircraft flyover featuring a missing-man formation over the memorial service for late President George H. W. Bush in College Station, Texas. Other squadrons that participated in the flyover came from Oceana, Virginia to Fort Worth, Texas, and included VFA 103, the "Jolly Rogers"; VFA 143, the "Pukin' Dogs"; VFA 32, the "Swordsmen"; VFA 131, the "Wildcats"; VFA 105, the "Gunslingers"; VFA 83, the "Rampagers"; and VFA 87, the "Golden Warriors." U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jose Jaen (Released).

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 6, 2018) An F-18 Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, the “Tomcatters,” departs from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, to participate in a monumental 21-aircraft flyover featuring a missing-man formation over the memorial service for late President George H. W. Bush in College Station, Texas. Other squadrons that participated in the flyover came from Oceana, Virginia to Fort Worth, Texas, and included VFA 103, the “Jolly Rogers”; VFA 143, the “Pukin’ Dogs”; VFA 32, the “Swordsmen”; VFA 131, the “Wildcats”; VFA 105, the “Gunslingers”; VFA 83, the “Rampagers”; and VFA 87, the “Golden Warriors.” U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jose Jaen (Released).

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USS Truman Flight Deck in Norwegian Sea

NORWEGIAN SEA (Oct. 18, 2018) Sailors participate in a foreign object debris walkdown on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Currently operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, Harry S. Truman will continue to foster cooperation with regional allies and partners, strengthen regional stability, and remain vigilant, agile and dynamic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Higgins/Released)

 

NORWEGIAN SEA (Oct. 18, 2018) Sailors participate in a foreign object debris walkdown on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Currently operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, Harry S. Truman will continue to foster cooperation with regional allies and partners, strengthen regional stability, and remain vigilant, agile and dynamic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Higgins/Released)

NORWEGIAN SEA (Oct. 18, 2018) Sailors participate in a foreign object debris walkdown on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Currently operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, Harry S. Truman will continue to foster cooperation with regional allies and partners, strengthen regional stability, and remain vigilant, agile and dynamic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Maxwell Higgins/Released)

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RAAF KC-30 Refueling a USAF B-1 Lancer

A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi-role Tanker Transport from RAAF Base Amberley provided refuelling operations for U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers in addition to RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornets and E/A-18G Growlers during Exercise Lightning Focus. The B-1B Lancers’ participation in this exercise was part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation program, which aims to increase the interoperability between Australia and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Farrah Kaufmann)

A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi-role Tanker Transport from RAAF Base Amberley provided refuelling operations for U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers in addition to RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornets and E/A-18G Growlers during Exercise Lightning Focus. The B-1B Lancers’ participation in this exercise was part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation program, which aims to increase the interoperability between Australia and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Farrah Kaufmann)

A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi-role Tanker Transport from RAAF Base Amberley provided refuelling operations for U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers in addition to RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornets and E/A-18G Growlers during Exercise Lightning Focus. The B-1B Lancers’ participation in this exercise was part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation program, which aims to increase the interoperability between Australia and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Farrah Kaufmann)

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Full Afterburner F-18 Super Hornet Engine Test USS Washington

Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Cogar from Cleveland inspects a F-414 jet engine's afterburners during an engine test on the fantail aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Sailors working in George Washington's jet shop maintain, repair and test damaged jet engines. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Pittman/Released)

Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Cogar from Cleveland inspects a F-414 jet engine's afterburners during an engine test on the fantail aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Sailors working in George Washington's jet shop maintain, repair and test damaged jet engines. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Pittman/Released)

Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Christopher Cogar from Cleveland inspects a F-414 jet engine’s afterburners during an engine test on the fantail aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Sailors working in George Washington’s jet shop maintain, repair and test damaged jet engines. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Pittman/Released)

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Super Hornet Grabbing the Wire USS Bush

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2018) A F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). GHWB is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Carson J. Davis)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2018) A F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). GHWB is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Carson J. Davis)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2018) A F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). GHWB is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Carson J. Davis)

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USS Bush Flight Operations In Atlantic

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2018) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). GHWB is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Carson J. Davis)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2018) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). GHWB is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Carson J. Davis)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 20, 2018) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). GHWB is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Carson J. Davis)

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F-18 Afterburners At RIAT 2018

A pilot from the Swiss Air Force demonstrates the flight capabilities of a F/A-18C Hornet during the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom on July 13, 2018. This year’s RIAT celebrated the 100th anniversary of the RAF and highlighted the United States’ ever-strong alliance with the UK. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt Brian Kimball)

A pilot from the Swiss Air Force demonstrates the flight capabilities of a F/A-18C Hornet during the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom on July 13, 2018. This year’s RIAT celebrated the 100th anniversary of the RAF and highlighted the United States’ ever-strong alliance with the UK. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt Brian Kimball)

A pilot from the Swiss Air Force demonstrates the flight capabilities of a F/A-18C Hornet during the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom on July 13, 2018. This year’s RIAT celebrated the 100th anniversary of the RAF and highlighted the United States’ ever-strong alliance with the UK. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt Brian Kimball)

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Legacy Hornet With Afterburners Lit

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the Checkerboards of Marine Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Corona/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the Checkerboards of Marine Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Corona/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the Checkerboards of Marine Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Corona/Released)

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Night Launches Into The Darkness

PACIFIC OCEAN, (April 16, 2018) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tophatters and an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces line up to launch during night flight operations aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is underway with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 conducting routine training as well as tailored ships training availability and final evaluation problem. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph L. Miller / Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN,  (April 16, 2018) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tophatters and an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces line up to launch during night flight operations aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is underway with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 conducting routine training as well as tailored ships training availability and final evaluation problem. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph L. Miller / Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN, (April 16, 2018) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tophatters and an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces line up to launch during night flight operations aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is underway with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 conducting routine training as well as tailored ships training availability and final evaluation problem. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph L. Miller / Released)

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Super Hornet Catapult Launch

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 22, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bill M. Sanders/Released

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 22, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bill M. Sanders/Released

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 22, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bill M. Sanders/Released

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Growler Landing on USS Roosevelt

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Langholf/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Langholf/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 26, 2018) An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the Cougars of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is currently underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Langholf/Released)

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Super Hornet Carrier Landing

ARABIAN GULF (March 17, 2018) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113, lands on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael A. Colemanberry/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (March 17, 2018) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113, lands on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael A. Colemanberry/Released)

ARABIAN GULF (March 17, 2018) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113, lands on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael A. Colemanberry/Released)