An F-16D Fighting Falcon sits on the ramp at Luke AFB, with its own reflection taking up the foreground.
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Glad you’re here! Join us on a quick tour below of the best Blue Angels videos from 2019. These Sailors put on some amazing shows this season. Take a look!
5. Head-on Take Off of #6
4. Oshkosh Air Show Flyover
3. Closest Formation Turn
2. Low over the Fence
1. Gyro-Stabilized Cockpit View
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Raptors assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska land during the Reserve Unit Training Assembly weekend March 9. The Raptors were flown by Reserve pilots assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron during the 477th Fighter Groups monthly training weekend. During the week the 477th Fighter Group, Alaska’s only Reserve unit, integrates with the active duty 3rd Wing.
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The F-22 Raptor is known for its stealth capabilities worldwide. Years before its introduction into service, adversaries were already clamoring to develop radar defenses able to see it. Even in 2019 it remains as elusive as it is awesome. Below we’ll take a look at the F-22’s radar cross-section, and how its able to slip through air defenses undetected.Continue reading F-22 Raptor Radar Cross-Section: Bird, bee, fly?
Colorful Camo Schemes
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Thrust Vectoring around the corner
Check out the incredible composite image below showing the F-22 Raptor performing a Minimum Radius Turn. The Raptor is able to turn so tightly due to the thrust vectoring capabilities of its two powerful afterburning engines. As the angle of the thrust increases, the engines literally start pushing the jet tighter into the turn, leading to some truly incredible maneuvers.
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.Continue reading Blue Angels roaring over Iowa: 6 Photos