This Video Is A Symphonic Ride Through The History Of Blue Angels Jets

Our good friends over at Sierrahotel.net put together an awesome video showing the lineage of the Blue Angel’s jet age mounts set to the Bach’s booming Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. It is a glorious blend of aviation history, classical music and the high-energy aerobatics the Blues are so well known for.

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Here is the link directly to the video on Sierra Hotel’s Facebook page for our mobile users:

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If you were wondering what entire list of aircraft the Blue Angles have flown, here it is, starting with the WWII era Hellcat and ending with the F/A-18C/D today:

  • F6F Hellcat 1946
  • F8F Bearcat 1946 to 1949
  • F9F-2 Panther 1949 to 1950
  • F9F-5 Panther 1951 to 1955
  • F9F-8 Cougar 1955 to 1957
  • F11F-1 Tiger 1957 to 1968
  • F-4J Phantom II 1969 to 1974
  • A-4F Skyhawk II 1974 to 1986
  • F/A-18 Hornet A/B 1986 to 2010
  • F/A-18 Hornet C/D Current

Contact the author at Tyler@jalopnik.com.

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raitchison
raitchison

Should have cut the music to Van Halen: Dreams during the A-4 segment.