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Blue Angel 7: At SFO  
User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6161 posts, RR: 24
Posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3625 times:

Anyone know why Angel #7 arrived at SFO yesterday around 200pm? It proceeded to Signature Aviation FOB and stayed at least 2 hours, but appeared was going to spend the night.


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User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2350 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3593 times:

Most likely a planning trip for the 2010 air show season. We had them come into FRG last month for meetings with local airport & airshow planners, as 2010 is the Blues' turn to fly the Jones Beach Air Show.


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User currently offlineLeamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3151 times:

Aren't there two # 7's?

When they were at SFO in 2009 there were 8 Blue Angels planes (not including Fat Albert). If I recall right, two of them bore the # 7.

Can someone confirm or refute this?

Thanks.


User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2116 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3136 times:



Quoting Leamside (Reply 2):
Aren't there two # 7's?

When they were at SFO in 2009 there were 8 Blue Angels planes (not including Fat Albert). If I recall right, two of them bore the # 7.

Can someone confirm or refute this?

There are 8 F-18's that show up for an airshow, one with the Narrator and one with the Events Coordinator (PR guy too?). Usually they are ship #7 and #8 but the Blues have several F-18's besides the original 8 that are used for spares and such and so if #8 happened to be down another #7 may be used. I've been to their home base in Pensacola, FL long ago and was lucky enough to talk them into letting me grab some photos on the tarmac (with an escort of course). There were F-18's with no numbers, at least one still partially in regular Navy grey paint, ones with duplicate numbers, etc. Hope that helps.



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User currently offlineJeffSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 838 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2988 times:



Quoting Leamside (Reply 2):
When they were at SFO in 2009 there were 8 Blue Angels planes (not including Fat Albert). If I recall right, two of them bore the # 7.

Can someone confirm or refute this?

As for the SFO visit in 2009, you are absolutely right:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4294945363_09b1f8200f_b.jpg

One of my contacts on Flickr caught the recent visitor to SFO:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/82878741@N00/4251889457/

Quoting HaveBlue (Reply 3):
There are 8 F-18's that show up for an airshow, one with the Narrator and one with the Events Coordinator (PR guy too?). Usually they are ship #7 and #8 but the Blues have several F-18's besides the original 8 that are used for spares and such and so if #8 happened to be down another #7 may be used. I've been to their home base in Pensacola, FL long ago and was lucky enough to talk them into letting me grab some photos on the tarmac (with an escort of course). There were F-18's with no numbers, at least one still partially in regular Navy grey paint, ones with duplicate numbers, etc. Hope that helps.

Thanks for the info!


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