Illustration for article titled Blue Angel #5s Near-Supersonic Sneak Pass Sent Beach Umbrellas Flying

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!


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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