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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Blue Angels
      #250533 - 06/08/09 11:49 AM

Fun Blue Angels video:

http://snipurl.com/jp7ab

I particularly like the inverted low pass in formation....

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Robert Mann [HPN-NY]
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Re: Blue Angels [Re: Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]]
      #250534 - 06/08/09 12:35 PM

Scott,

I don't think I've seen a cockpit view of the Angels. Very cool, though I wish I heard the radio throughout that. Gotta watch that again tonight.

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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Re: Blue Angels [Re: Robert Mann [HPN-NY]]
      #250545 - 06/08/09 01:54 PM

Bob -- Glad you liked it!

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Bruce Gorrell [EQY]
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Re: Blue Angels [Re: Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]]
      #250587 - 06/08/09 08:47 PM

That footage really demonstrates that when you're flying good formation, there's really no "up" or "down", only "closer" or "sucked". As long as you're in the correct position, You use the same control motions to maintain that position, whether you're inverted or upright.

The diamond join on takeoff _is_ a little breathtaking!!!


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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Re: Blue Angels [Re: Bruce Gorrell [EQY]]
      #250593 - 06/08/09 09:25 PM

Bruce - That got your attention, eh?

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Joe Budge (W29)
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Re: Blue Angels [Re: Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]]
      #250603 - 06/08/09 11:02 PM

Hey, I can see my house!

That was filmed at their practice session over the Academy last month. Nifty indeed.

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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Re: Blue Angels [Re: Joe Budge (W29)]
      #250625 - 06/09/09 07:24 AM

Joe -- '08, I think.

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Joe Budge (W29)
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Re: Blue Angels [Re: Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]]
      #250626 - 06/09/09 07:30 AM

<< '08, I think >>

OIC. Same locale, and I still look like an ant. <g>

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Anne Umphrey (KBED)
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Re: Blue Angels [Re: Bruce Gorrell [EQY]]
      #250800 - 06/10/09 03:21 PM

Very interesting gig session at SMX this year on formation flying.

Anne

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Gil Buettner [KAUW]
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Re: Blue Angels [Re: Anne Umphrey (KBED)]
      #250807 - 06/10/09 04:06 PM

Quote:

Very interesting gig session at SMX this year on formation flying.

Anne




Were they in favor of it?

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Anne Umphrey (KBED)
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Re: Blue Angels [Re: Gil Buettner [KAUW]]
      #250811 - 06/10/09 04:34 PM

It was one of the technical sessions. Colin Aro of Cool Rain Aviation in Reno, NV discussed formation flying, learning and doing formation flying. One of the Sig members Christian Goetske is a member of the Grumman group.

He discussed how they perform the maneuvers and the intensive training needed for it. Impressive! They have levels of trainees and must pass proficiency tests before they can move up.

He described the sight pictures, the signals used and how the various maneuvers were performed. I'll have a much better appreciation now when I go to airshows.

Anne

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Bruce Gorrell [EQY]
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Re: Blue Angels [Re: Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]]
      #250838 - 06/10/09 07:20 PM

I've flown the slot in a lot of diamonds, but I never tried to join before I got the gear up!!!!

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