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Top 5 Blue Angels Videos of 2019

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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Refueling a Warthog at Night

How difficult is Aerial Refueling?

One of the most challenging exercises military pilots must perform is refueling their aircraft from a tanker jet midair. It takes years of training to become proficient at this task, and it requires intense sustained focus every time to perform successfully.

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F-16 GHOST – Aggressor Squadron Mimicking Russian Su-57 Paint

The 64th Aggressor Squadron out of Nellis AFB, NV, recently released its much-hyped GHOST paint scheme, mimicking the Russian Air Force’s Sukhoi Su-57. Check out a timelapse video of the paint job below! 


 

Timelapse video of the painting.
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US Nuclear Carrier & Japanese Destroyers

PHILIPPINE SEA (April 28, 2017) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) leads the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers JS Ashigara (DDG 178), left front, and JS Samidare (DD 106), left rear, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), center rear, and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), right rear, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), right front, during a transit the Philippine Sea. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Brown/Released)

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Blue Angels Seattle Cockpit Video

SEATTLE – (Aug. 4, 2018) B-roll from the slot position of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, performing at Seafair Festival 2018 in Seattle. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform more than 60 demonstrations at more than 30 locations across the U.S. and Canada in 2018. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel M. Young/Released)

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RQ-4 Global Hawk Taxi & Takeoff Video

A 9th Reconnaissance Wing RQ-4 Global Hawk takes off from Beale Air Force Base on the morning of August 16, 2018.

The 9th Reconnaissance Wing (9 RW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Combat Command Twenty-Fifth Air Force. It is stationed at Beale Air Force Base, California. The wing is also the host unit at Beale.

Its mission is to organize, train and equip the Air Force’s fleet of U-2R Dragon Lady, RQ-4 Global Hawk, and MC-12 Liberty aircraft for peacetime intelligence gathering, contingency operations, conventional war fighting and Emergency War Order support. It is also assigned T-38 Talons for U-2 pilots to maintain flight hours due to limited U-2 aircraft.

Its 9th Operations Group is a descendant organization of the 9th Group (Observation), one of the 13 original combat air groups formed by the Army before World War II.

During World War II, the 9th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) was an air combat unit of the United States Army Air Forces. Active for over 60 years, the 9 RW was a component wing of Strategic Air Command’s deterrent force throughout the Cold War, performing strategic reconnaissance on a worldwide basis.

The Global Hawk is operated by the United States Air Force. It is used as a high-altitude platform covering the spectrum of intelligence collection capability to support forces in worldwide military operations. According to the United States Air Force, the superior surveillance capabilities of the aircraft allow more precise weapons targeting and better protection of friendly forces.

Cost overruns led to the original plan to acquire 63 aircraft being cut to 45, and to a 2013 proposal to mothball the 21 Block 30 signals intelligence variants. Each aircraft was to cost US$60.9 million in 2001, but this had risen to $222.7 million per aircraft (including development costs) by 2013. The U.S. Navy has developed the Global Hawk into the MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance platform.