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GulfstreamGuy
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Blue Angels #6 Serial Number Correction

Mon May 14, 2007 1:05 pm

I have been trying to research the serial number of the actual jet that crashed in Beaufort, SC and I noticed on this site that the aircraft with pictures as the fallen Hornet is 162437. Even Wikipedia lists this as the number. However, upon investigation, you can see in Wikipedia the picture of LCDR Davis' #6 jet in it's final moments that it is 162897. I was bored and I enjoy looking this stuff up.

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RE: Blue Angels #6 Serial Number Correction

Wed May 16, 2007 2:58 am

Well I'm glad your boredom led you to want to think of the material thing here.

A U.S. Service Member lost his life... A Patriot, Defender, and Warrior will not go home and all you can think about is what the tail number is....

Pathetic Sir...
 
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RE: Blue Angels #6 Serial Number Correction

Wed May 16, 2007 8:49 am

Quoting GulfstreamGuy (Thread starter):
I have been trying to research the serial number of the actual jet that crashed in Beaufort, SC and I noticed on this site that the aircraft with pictures as the fallen Hornet is 162437. Even Wikipedia lists this as the number. However, upon investigation, you can see in Wikipedia the picture of LCDR Davis' #6 jet in it's final moments that it is 162897. I was bored and I enjoy looking this stuff up.

GULFSTREAMGUY

Thanks for the info. I got to visit with the Blues last year in Ft.Lauderdale and that weekend the #5 marker was used on this particular aircraft (hence the database numbers). The markers are stickers and hence moved around based upon operational status. For example on the first day of the air show in Ft.Lauderdale the 2 seater aircraft flew as the #4 aircraft. The day before it flew as the # 7 aircraft and on the day after.
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RE: Blue Angels #6 Serial Number Correction

Wed May 16, 2007 11:01 am

Quoting Eksath (Reply 2):
For example on the first day of the air show in Ft.Lauderdale the 2 seater aircraft flew as the #4 aircraft. The day before it flew as the # 7 aircraft and on the day after.

Learning something new here every day. Cool.

Quoting LongbowPilot (Reply 1):
Pathetic Sir...

At least he called you sir...
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