ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WNEW/AP) — The Blue Angels returned to Annapolis this week, performing for the U.S. Naval Academy’s commissioning week after a three-year hiatus.
The Navy’s flight demonstration squadron flew a team of six jets over the Severn River on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Blue Angels fly Navy F/A-18 Hornets, and their performance was free to the public.
Martin O'Malley (@GovernorOMalley) May 21, 2014
The Blue Angels perform high-speed aerobatic and precision maneuvers. On Tuesday, they performed circle and arrival maneuvers between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., followed by a rehearsal of their flight demonstration between 2 and 4 p.m. On Wednesday, their performance began at 2 p.m.
This year’s pilots include three academy graduates.
On Tuesday, pilot Nate Barton tweeted out a “selfie” from high above that went viral.
Nate Barton (@BlueAngelThree) May 20, 2014
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