2017 Chicago Air Show / For I Love the Blue Angels

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The above image was taken from Lincoln Park formal garden, on Friday, August 18, 2017.
The Blue Angels were practising, and I knew I had to see the Air Show.
I saw the show on Sunday, August 20th from the Oak Street beach.

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2017 Chicago Air and Water Show

August 19-20, 2017 / 10am-3pm Both Days

North Ave. Beach

The Chicago Air and Water Show is presented by Shell Oil Products U.S. and the City of Chicago.

It is the largest FREE show of its kind in the United States.

The show can be viewed along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as the focal point.

This post is about the Blue Angels.

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Blue Angles / 2017 Chicago Air Show

Blue Angles / 2017 Chicago Air Show

 

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I saw the show on Sunday, August 20th from the Oak Street beach.

First some basic information on the BLUE ANGLES.

How did Blue Angels begin?

Following the end of World War -II, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Chester W. Nimitz called for the formation of a team that would demostrate the flight skills demanded of naval aviators. Thus was born the US Navy Blue Angels. It’s first performance was in Jacksonville, FL in June 1946. The Blue Angels flies Boeing Company F/A 18 Hornet. It is based in NAS Pensacola, FL.

The Blue Angels is the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, with aviators from the Navy and Marines.

They have been flying since 1946.

Blue Angels’ fly McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet.

There are six demonstration aircrafts.. with their Nos clearly visible on the aircraft from 1 to 6.

During their aerobatic demonstration, the six split into two groups:
[1] Blue Angels Nos 1 through 4, make diamond formation.
[2] Blue Angels Nos 5 and 6, fly Solo.

Most of the demonstration alternates between Diamond and Solo performances.

In the end of the show, all the six jon together in the Delta Formation.

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2017 Chicago Air Show

Blue Angels Nos 1 through 4 / 2017 Chicago Air Show

 

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2017 Chicago Air Show

Blue Angels Nos 5 and 6, fly Solo / 2017 Chicago Air Show

 

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2017 Chicago Air Show

In the end of the show, all the six Blue Angles come together. / 2017 Chicago Air Show

 

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BLUE ANGLES MANEUVERS

Below are images of some Blue Angels stunts that has enthralled us .

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2017 Chicago Air Show

Blue Angels enter the show / Nos 1,2,3 & 4 flying together and Nos 5 and 6 flying seperately /2017 Chicago Air Show

 

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2017 Chicago Air Show

The above set of five images show Blue Angles No 5 and 6 flying solo and crisscrossing mid-air back-to-back, with No 5 inverted and No 6 flying straight. Landing gear is down. / 2017 Chicago Air Show

 

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2017 Chicago Air Show

The above set of three images show Blue Angles No 1, 2, 3 & 4 performing aerobatics with landing gear down. / 2017 Chicago Air Show

 

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Double Farvel manuever / Nos 1 and 4 are flying upside down and Nos 2 and 3 are flying straight. / 2017 Chicago Air Show

 

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2017 Chicago Air Show

2017 Chicago Air Show

 

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All six Blue Angeles perform aerobatics. / 2017 Chicago Air Show

 

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Blue Angles / 2017 Chicago Air Show

All six Blue Angeles perform aerobatics. / Blue Angles / 2017 Chicago Air Show

 

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Thank You Blue Angeles. / 2017 Chicago Air Show

 

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1 Comment to “2017 Chicago Air Show / For I Love the Blue Angels”

  1. I was working in a building on Oak street and LSD and got the opportunity to see the air show trials on a friday from the roof of 30 story building with no buildings between me and the lake. It was incredible. These photos remind me of that experience. Thanks for sharing.

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