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Ah! That makes sense now ! However there's only a few of them compared to the Red Arrows isn't there?
What is the gap between them in those formations?
Last edited by Jim Jones on Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:13 am, edited 1 time in total.
They are a six formation as apposed to the nine of the Reds, they do a lot of four man stuff with the other two doing solo's and cross overs, then they join up to do a six formation. Another couple of pics below of the six.
Very tight formations.
I have seen the Thunderbirds, six aircraft and similar to Blue Angels in that they have a lot of 4 ship close formation stuff and 2 others doing crossovers.
However there is a lot of time when there is nothing in sight, then they rush past (the 4-ship, 3-feet apart twinkle roll is stunning). The Reds have something going on in front of you all the time. Then again they are not flying front line, heavy duty airframes.
I wonder what a Typhoon aerobatic team would be like? (But have we got 6 altogether?)
We could pull a few Tranche 1 airframes out of mothballs perhaps. Might need to remove the smoking room and gramophone
The thing I like most about the Angels are their 'sneak attack' passes. While everyone watches the main formation a lone jet flashes past at waist height just about going transonic. Spectacular.
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The Blue Angels certainly fly very tight, as tight as I have seen in any display, and I have been fortunate to see many other teams whilst travelling on business, but, and it's only my opinion, nothing beats the Reds for pure spectacle. It doesn't matter how many times I get to see them in a season I get a lump in my throat every time.
Their is just something about the 9 ship that, for me, beats the rest hands down and long may the Reds continue to display.
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