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Bloviating Zeppelin: Angels & Horsemen

Bloviating Zeppelin

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Angels & Horsemen

This is a wonderful video that I first found on Old NFO's blog, and who showed me how to make it work. Not only a tribute to our WWII warriors, it is a tribute to the current Blue Angels and our US military in general.

In the course of your day, please take a moment or two to think about our American warriors, the sacrifices they've made on behalf of each and every US citizen in terms of your ability to, for example, read this blog, take your children to school, and operate in the free environment we currently enjoy.


- Grumman F-8F Bearcat;
- The Horsemen Aerobatic Team;
- Blue Angels;
- Pratt & Whitney R2800 Radial Engine;
- Air Show Buzz: ASB-TV;
- The Horsemen - P-51 Flying Team


Above photo of The Horsemen in F-8Fs by Bernard Zee.


Blogger Old NFO said...

Yep, the Navy DOES know how to do tradition :-)

Sun Mar 28, 02:34:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

It sure as heck does; thanks again for the assist!


Sun Mar 28, 03:59:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Tim said...

I love the Blue Angels and have seen them twice.

Sun Mar 28, 04:34:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

They are marvelous, are they not? If you're anywhere near San Francisco during Fleet Week, they always come for an exhibition held over San Francisco Bay itself, between Alcatraz and roughly Pier 39. This year Fleet Week in SF is October 8 to 12.


Sun Mar 28, 05:22:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Greybeard said...

But think about the waste of fuel.
And using front-line fighters in such a wasteful way?
(Snark off now.)

Sun Mar 28, 05:56:00 PM PDT  
Blogger peedee said...


Sun Mar 28, 07:08:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Greybeard: thanks for Snark Removal.


Sun Mar 28, 07:09:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

peedee: didn't ya just DIG the hell outta the flyby in San Francisco Bay past all the boats??


Sun Mar 28, 07:09:00 PM PDT  
Blogger peedee said...

Yeah, pretty cool!
I must say we have some great airshows down here. When we first moved here in the early 90's the shows were at Homestead AFB, then they moved to north Miami (cant remember the name of the place) then about 10+ years ago they moved to Ft. Lauderdale Beach. AMAZING SHOWS. AMAZING!!! And although they used to switch off with the AF Thunderbirds every other year, the Angels were/are our favorites.

When the kid was at P-cola training, she saw them a few times a week when they were training between shows. She still couldnt get enough of them. She'd call me everytime if she was able and let me hear them flying around. Then the end of the season show they (All Aircrew) where allowed on the tarmac for the show.

I kid you not...they are a BIG reason she is in the Navy.

Mon Mar 29, 05:36:00 PM PDT  

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