|Quoting CitationJet (Reply 10):|
No registration number on the Blue Angels. I don't think that "7" would be considered a registration number, even for the military.
JohnJ does reply about the Blue Angels too - The Blue Angels have a 6 digit bureau number displayed under their horizontal stabelizers (as do all other US Navy F-18s) that are difficult to see unless you are underneath the aircraft by about 45 degrees or so. The numbers for the Blue Angels while having their F-18s have been in the 16#### such as 163844 (just a number I pulled out of my head), but something like that. I think the Blue Angel F-18s (since none are newer Super Hornets) have been in the 161### - 164### range. Some of the newest built Navy bureau numbers are up in the 168### range, which are the highest numbers so far (other than the pseudo bureau numbers the F-5 Tiger II
agressors carry which are actual Air Force serial numbers made to look like a bureau number in its style).
As also JohnJ said - T-bird serial numbers are not visible. I even got close to one on display where you could climb on a ladder and look in the cockpit and I tried to see if there was a marking in the cockpit and I couldn't find it. I've just had to take guesses on some of the ones I have seen
|Quoting hivue (Reply 6):|
Apparently no reg displayed on these guys. I see them fly overhead a couple of times a week from my office --
Probably very small. I have seen some very tiny font serial numbers on T-1 Jayhawks and T-6 Texan IIs while at Airshows on static display that you had to walk right up to- to see. There was no way you could figure that one out from the ground unless you had an 800mm lens
|Quoting JohnJ (Reply 13):|
The Blue Angels do carry a bureau number, but the Thunderbirds don't display their serial number, which is a hassle when it comes to uploading T-Bird shots to this site. Making problems worse is the fact that the team numbers are decals and can be swapped around from plane to plane during the course of a tour. After one show where I took a bunch of pics, I e-mailed the team to see if they could provide the serials for each plane for the show I attended. They responded with the list I was after!
that is cool that they responded with a list for that. I noticed at one show they were flying 3 D models with 2 seats. The only D model they normally fly with is #7, but iin this case they had the number decals #1, 3 and 4 I believe which were all the 2 seaters