Blue Angel #5's Near-Supersonic Sneak Pass Sent Beach Umbrellas Flying

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A beloved part of any Blue Angel’s demonstration is #5’s sneak pass at near supersonic speeds. Because Blue Angel #6 is distracting you, you don’t see it coming, and you definitely don’t hear it... Until it’s too late!

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Here you can see the Hornet’s wing vortices at work as it creates a mini tornado that kicks up sand and lifts all types of beach gear into the air above Pensacola Beach.

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hungryjack
TexasDevin

After having read the interview on this site with the Blue Angel pilot, I’m really surprised they would do something like this. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s super awesome, but I left the interview with the impression they were extremely risk-averse when it came to anything the public might get upset about (Blue Angels ruined my $100 canopy. Blue Angels dumped a 20lb canopy on my kid).