Blue Angel Low Pass Wreaks Havoc On The Beach

Blue Angel Low Pass Wreaks Havoc On The Beach | Frontline Videos

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This video was shot during a Blue Angels Show in Pensacola, Florida. As you can imagine, seeing an epic show like this is awesome, but doing so on a nice day on the beach is beyond words. As you’ll see, people made it a whole day event and brought all the necessities with them including coolers, kids toys and umbrellas to keep out of the sun. Smart, except…

Here’s another angle showing how low the Blues fly at that particular location. | AviationFreak#1 / YouTube

During an aerobatic maneuver, No. 5 Angel’s plane piloted by Lieutenant Commander Mark Tedrow performed a high speed low pass over the ecstatic crowd on the beach. Whether he did it on purpose or not we might never know, but the sheer speed created such a draft on the ground that it sent every tent and umbrella flying into the air.

Blue Angel Number 5, part of the U.S. Navy Blue Angles flight demonstration squadron, taking off during Air Show. | Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Hight / Public Domain

It happened so fast that it initially looked like people were flying kites but then you realize that they’re actually giant umbrellas and tents high up in the air.

Today, Blue Angels fly the F/A-18 Hornet, however, the first team used the F6F-5 Hellcats, Navy’s World War II carrier plane of choice!

As a side note, we’re going to mention that the image is in fact photoshopped, as the jet flew by so fast catching it was nearly impossible. The video however, is of course real so enjoy!


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