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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