Here’s a riddle for you…
What do you do when the sparklers are all gone & the fireworks are finished??
Here’s a hint…
Here’s another riddle…
What is blue & yellow & goes 700 miles per hour?
My high school boy friend was sure it was his Camero – but that’s not the right answer!
Here’s another hint…
You go to the Blue Angels Air Show!
It’s a great way to spend the day after the 4th of July!!!
Yes, you have to battle the traffic (lots of traffic) & yes there are crowds… but there comes a moment when you reach the water’s edge & stand in the glorious summer sunshine… you hear the distant thunder & see the specks in the sky & in an instant, they’re roaring overhead! You are lifted up into the skies to watch the dance.
Now you have the answer to the riddles so I’ll give you the answer to the most frequently asked “Blue Angel” question…
“Can I get a ride??
Answer: “The Blue Angels give three backseat flights at each show site for selected personnel. All three riders fly with the #7 pilot in the two-seat jet. Two of those riders are selected from the Key Influencer (KI) program and one rider is a credentialed media representative. The KI program selects individuals who shape attitudes and opinions of youth in their communities. KI’s may be experts in their field, public figures, leaders of youth organizations, teachers, guidance counselors or school administrators. They are not always the person at the top of an organization, but rather individuals that have a strong impact on recruiting youth and/or a specific target audience. Flying these candidates, in coordination with media presence, is intended to promote the Navy and Marine Corps as professional and exciting organizations in which to serve. To be selected as a Key Influencer, you must first be nominated by a commanding officer of a Navy or a Marine Corps recruiting district. For more information, see your local recruiter or contact your local air show.”
Yup – lovely way to spend the day after the 4th of July!
Me…I’m off to cool off after a lovely hot summer afternoon!
You captured some great photos of their formations!
Thanks for the fabulous photos.