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Blue Angels
Photos By Ruth Hart


August 15, 2006
Tuesday PM

Ketchikan, Alaska - If you thought you saw the Blue Angels' Boeing F/A-18 Hornets last week and again Monday, you were correct. On their way to and from Anchorage for a performance at Elmendorf AFB on August 12th & 13th, some of the United States Navy's Blue Angels stopped in Ketchikan for refueling and then again for maintenance.

According to the Blue Angels' official website, "A total of 16 officers voluntarily serve with the Blue Angels. Each year the team typically selects three tactical (fighter or fighter/attack) jet pilots, two support officers and one Marine Corps C-130 pilot to relieve departing members."


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Lieutenant Commander John Allison's Boeing F/A-18 Hornet
at Ketchikan International Airport Monday (August 14th) as the Blue Angels' maintenance crew checks it out.

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Blue Angels on the ground Monday.

An all-Marine Corps crew of three officers and five enlisted personnel operate the Lockheed-Martin C-130T Hercules, affectionately known by the Blue Angels as Fat Albert Airlines. (Monday - August 13, 2006).


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Five Blue Angels stopped in for fuel on their way to Elmendorf AFB last Monday, August 7th. Two went on to Wrangell for fuel since Ketchikan's weather was not all that good said the photographer.


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Monday, August 7th.


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Blue Angels Official Website


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