..how’s that for a title? 🙂 this’ll be the last image of the series, i’ll be dumping the rest in flickr..
..that’s a pretty cool name for this maneuver..
Blue Angels aircraft perform the “Section High Alpha”, the slowest maneuver of their show. During the maneuver the two jets slow down to 125 knots (232 km/h) as they pitch the nose of the F/A-18 up to 45 degrees.
..here’s a close-up to see how the pilots are looking at each other eye-to-eye while doing this maneuver..
..from this angle, the small distance that they have from one another is somewhat exaggerated..
..the good thing about shooting practice sessions is the higher probability of them repeating the same trick they performed a few minutes ago..
On August 25, 1946 the Blue Angels switched to the Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat and introduced the famous “diamond” formation at the World Air Carnival in Birmingham, Alabama. (wiki)