Blue Angels, Thunderbirds
The 18-inch wingtip-to-canopy diamond formation is a hallmark of the Blue Angels. The “Thunderbirds” are the air demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force (USAF) with many similarities to the Blue Angels. In the past year we’ve been privileged to see both squads fly multiple times and hear from a former Blue Angel pilot, John Foley. Let’s recap!
- May 11, 2019 both the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds flew together at the Andrews Air Force base show. What a cool experience seeing both directly overhead. The video from the day is shown below. A photographer we later met also photographed the event and his photos are here – they are great quality!
- My company invited John Foley to speak at our 2019 Event. John brings a powerful message around Performance and #Glad to be here. Watch more of John below.
- In April, the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds did a joint flyover of the Washington DC area to honor our First Responders due to COVID-19. You can watch that video below, too.