ebj1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1 Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5205 times:
I was just looking through the collection of F/A-18C photos here at a.net and noticed at least three of them featured Blue Angels C model Hornets. I had heard the team was going to transition to this model but wasn't aware they had completed the change over. When did that happen?
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12259 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5115 times:
The Blue Angles have been flying the F/A-18C/D models for at least 3 years now. Before going to the C/D models, they flew the F/A-18A/B models that were the pre-production aircraft. Each airframe was unique.
mechatnew From United States of America, joined May 2005, 111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5026 times:
The Blue Angels got there first 'C' model late last year, but as far as I know did not fly a public show untill this year. They are flying a mix of A, B, C, and D models this season. Most of the prepoduction A, and B models were replaced by regular models later on.