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Blue Angel 8 Loses Engine  
User currently offlineBalZ18 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 143 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6014 times:

Hey everyone,

If anyone is interested, on Thursday the 17th while flying around the Buckeye MOA (just a couple days before the Dayton Airshow in Dayton, OH), Blue Angel 8 lost an engine and declared an emergency. At the time the long runway at Wright Paterson AFB was closed, and the only other runway available in the area with an arrestor system was that at Springfield Municipal (Home of the OH ANG aka the little know F-16 training sq. known as the Sabre Cats). Blue Angel 8 took the cable and closed the runway at Springfield. At the time a Dutch F-16 student and his instructor were flying and instrument based check ride and were low on gas. To add to the drama because of the situation a tanker (KC-135) was scrambled from Rickenbacker to assist. They later landed at Wright Paterson. All in all a busy day in the skies of central Ohio!


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User currently offlineebj1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5738 times:

Why would you need to do a barrier engagement for an in-flight engine loss? I could see it for a hydraulic failure but don't most modern fighters have a dual hydraulic system?


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User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5193 times:

Umm, which one is #8?

Saturday #4 had a Mx issue while taxiing and had to litterally hop out and get a ride over to the spare #7. Pretty neat to see.



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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2124 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5088 times:

Quoting AGC525 (Reply 2):
Umm, which one is #8?


The #8 Blue Angel officer is the Event Coordinator, but is not a pilot. He flies backseat in the B model that #7 (narrator) flies. However I have seen '8' Blue Angels at shows many times, sometimes 2 number 7's or a 7 and a no number.

Quoting ebj1248650 (Reply 1):
Why would you need to do a barrier engagement for an in-flight engine loss? I could see it for a hydraulic failure but don't most modern fighters have a dual hydraulic system?

Probably just precautionary. When I saw the Blues and the Thunderbirds at the very same show at Patricks AFB, FL in 2004 I think it was... the #3 BA had a problem immediately following the 'Dirty Loop'. He went out over the Atlantic and orbited at very high altitude while the other 5 finished the show. After they finished the show, the other 5 recovered and after they did... the #3 BA came down and took the trap on the runway... shut down.. and was towed back in. Never did hear what the problem was, and its the only time I've seen both teams at one show. Too bad that had to happen.



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User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4850 times:

There are indeed eight F-18s flown for the Blue Angels ... the six that are commonly part of the show, plus two 2-seat spares. Often times, if one of the main aircraft breaks down prior to a performance, one of the spares will have its number changed on the tail and fly in the disabled aircraft's place.

Usually only seven aircraft are brought to the show, but it has been known for all eight to be present.



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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2124 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4785 times:

Quoting JBo (Reply 4):
but it has been known for all eight to be present.

I've seen 8 Blue Angel F-18's at airshows many times.



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User currently offlineres From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 4425 times:

The Blues have 10-11 hornets. Always a small handful in the hangar getting some work done  


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