US Navy Blue Angels Performance
Location: Lake Washington
Date/Times: 8/5/2012 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
U.S. Navy Blue Angels Schedule
PRACTICE - Thursday, August 2 - 10 a.m. to Noon and 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
PERFORMANCES - Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
U.S. Navy Blue Angels
The Blue Angels’ mission is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting efforts and to represent the naval service to the United States, its elected leadership and foreign nations. The Blue Angels serve as positive role models and goodwill ambassadors for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators. The Blue Angels’ C-130, affectionately known as Fat Albert, begins each demonstration by exhibiting its maximum performance capabilities during a ten-minute performance. Shortly thereafter, you will see the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-jet Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two Solo pilots. Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation.
Last season, more than 8 million spectators watched the Blue Angels perform. Since its inception in 1946, the Blue Angels have performed for more than 463 million fans.