First F/A-18 Super Hornet Delivered To The Blue Angels

July 28, 2020

The latest plane for the United States Blue Angels was delivered to Pensacola Monday.

Capt. Eric Doyle, director of the Blue Angels Super Hornet Transition Team, delivered the first Blue Angels F/A-18 Super Hornet to Naval Air Station Pensacola.

“We would like to especially thank the teams at Boeing, Chief of Naval Air Training Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, and Naval Supply Systems Command Weapons Systems Support,” said Cmdr. Brian Kesselring, commanding officer and flight leader of the Blue Angels. “The success of this mission was a direct reflection of their hard work.”

The Blue Angels are slated to transition to the F/A-18 Super Hornet later this year after using the F/A-18 Hornet for 34 years.

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9 Responses to “First F/A-18 Super Hornet Delivered To The Blue Angels”

  1. S.Brooks A Navy man myself!! on July 30th, 2020 8:00 am

    Am hoping someone see’s my message and gets in touch with me,to give me a ride in one of them. New or old!! Best of luck with them. Don’t go over Mach 2!!….Lol

  2. Henry Coe on July 28th, 2020 11:50 pm

    The Blues are awesome to watch or feel depending how low they are flying, lol. I was installing a Windshield on NAS 20 years ago and just when I lifted the windshield up into the air to set it on the adhesive on the vehicle, one of the Blue Angels came from very low over the treeline, above my head and totally messed me up. My heart jumped out of my chest and rolled under the vehicle so after I got my heart back in place, I was able to install the new windshield. Needless to say, that experience left a lasting impression,lol.

  3. James Kirtley on July 28th, 2020 9:32 pm

    American has been blessed since 1946
    The times I have seen these men and women do they job
    Has made more people proud and blessed that they have come Into they lives. You should see the kids and grow up smiles and happen in they faces. The Blues are loved and respected all over the world. God bless yall. James Kirtley

  4. Russell G Parks Jr on July 28th, 2020 7:03 pm

    I Always want ride in the blue Angles been a Big Fan For years.

  5. Charles Odom on July 28th, 2020 6:03 pm

    I can’t wait to see a new show and new tricks with this new plane!

    We all know it will be awesome!

  6. JTV on July 28th, 2020 11:15 am


  7. David Riccitelli on July 28th, 2020 11:03 am


  8. BLUE ANGEL FAN #1 on July 28th, 2020 7:28 am

    Great to Capt. DOYLE and the Super Hornet.
    Always Godspeed to the Blue Angels

  9. Cool on July 28th, 2020 2:28 am

    Cool planes. Cool pilots. Cool masks.

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