Blue Angels

I was thrilled to get to the Gary/Chicago Airport just in time to watch the fearless US Navy Blue Angels take off for a practice run in preparation for the Chicago Air Show.

I never tire of watching the squadron of F-18s taxi in formation and finally take-off into the sky.

The One That Got Away

It was difficult to keep up with the fighters as they sped down the runway as you can see by the one that got away.

Another important member of the team is a C130J Super Hercules. Appropriately nicknamed “Fat Albert”, the C130 carries spare parts, equipment, and support personnel between shows.

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20 thoughts on “Blue Angels”

  1. Great captures! Hard to do. I actually loved the tail shot that you thought you “missed”. I have lots of photos of the sky when watching them. lol. I am going to try again in Nov. with a local airshow. Donna

    1. I love that one too. It seemed to be heading right at the hangar we were standing outside of as it turned for its final fly by before landing. Hanging out at airports can be so much fun! 😁

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