FRIDAY FOTO (July 24, 2015)
What’s Wrong with this Picture?
We usually skip over photos of the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron — better known as the Blue Angels. While they are some of the world’s best military aviators and their aerial derring do is breathtaking, they, like their Air Force counterparts, the Thunderbirds, are doing what they do to provide publicity for the Navy and spur recruitment. Doing amazing feats in the air is their job.
Here at 4GWAR we prefer the FRIDAY FOTO to shed some light on the amazing feats performed by all the other service members that don’t routinely draw crowds and flocks of photographers.
But we decided to make an exception with this photo. It took a moment for us to realize that the ground was in the wrong place in this photo. On second look, we realized the fast-moving blue fighter jets are flying upside, obviously.
The Boeing F/A-18 Hornets of the the Blue Angels were performing a line loop maneuver during a practice demonstration at the Oregon International Air Show in Hillsboro, Oregon when this photo was taken earlier this month.
The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 68 demonstrations at 35 locations across the United States in 2015.
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