Blue Angels in Annapolis

Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,513Member, Moderator mod
Just a reminder that they'll be doing their show on May 25 again over the Naval Academy!  Sure was a great time last year & planning on doing it again this year!  If you see a couple all white Rinker 400s tied up that'll be us (probably with a couple 342s as well).  Stop by or tie up!

Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

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  • Handymans342Handymans342 Posts: 7,756Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Or you could join the Navy and see the Russian jets fly over daily as well  :)
  • RansnanRansnan Essex MDPosts: 73Member ✭✭
    Do you have room for another 342, we're wanting to do this!  Where are you leaving from ?
  • 06Rinker27006Rinker270 Washington, DCPosts: 1,204Member ✭✭✭
    Dang I wanna do that.  I grew up seeing their show every year, amazing.  Thanks for sharing. 
    Patrick
    06 Rinker 270
  • NavyCTRCNavyCTRC Pensacola, FLPosts: 303Member ✭✭✭
    Living in Pensacola, I see them practicing all the time in the spring and summer.  But I still go to the show at the beach in July.  They do amazing things with those jets.
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Posts: 7,756Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Did they have an accident and had to stand down or was it budget cuts?
  • 06Rinker27006Rinker270 Washington, DCPosts: 1,204Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 2016
    I read budget, starting doing them every other year. 
    Patrick
    06 Rinker 270
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,513Member, Moderator mod

    Handy, two years ago they had something happen in a show beforehand causing them to miss this performance.  Years prior it was budget cuts.

    Ransnan,  We will be coming out of the South River.  I'd say you could either meet us at Thomas Point, or we could give you an approximate of where we'll be &/or a cell number.  I have found it sometimes a bit hard to plan if not following each other in, but with a little looking we won't be hard to locate either.  But, to answer you, yes, we'd definitely have room for another 342.

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 3,317Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2016

    Have you guys seen this blue angels video?  It's 3D.

    Only works properly on a phone or iPad. Move your phone/ipad around in any direction to change the perspective. It's pretty awesome. Look at how close together they fly.


    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 2,694Member ✭✭✭✭
    thanks for sharing, we get to see them every few years, had not seen this before cool.
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Posts: 7,756Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mark, where was that video taken?
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,513Member, Moderator mod
    Very cool video Mark!

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 3,317Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Handy, I don't know where it was taken. I first saw it on Facebook but found it on YouTube after looking for it again.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,513Member, Moderator mod
    Well, it's gonna be mid 80's and light to no wind, less than 1ft waves.....hard to ask for anything better tomorrow!!!  They had a beautiful day today for their practice as well.  We've got 8 on board going and 3 other Rinkers (a couple 342s and a 350) tying up with us tomorrow!  We'll see you tomorrow Ransnan!  Been waiting all spring for a nice warm day!

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 3,617Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    The 3D pan video works in Windows too.  You can look backwards and see the guy in the back seat filming the ride with his cell phone.

    Go to the barrel roll at 4:17, and look out the side window.  Might want to bring a barf bag.  

    I didn't realize they actually do the takeoff in formation.  Those planes are literally a few inches apart sometimes.  Hard to believe.
  • 06Rinker27006Rinker270 Washington, DCPosts: 1,204Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 2016
    @Dream_Inn make sure you post some pics please!  Super jealous I cant join you guys little too far for me given the time.  I may swing through by land if I can.  Been a fan of the Blue Angels since I was knee high to a grass hopper.  Cant beat the weather either, enjoy!

    Hope to meet you soon!
    Patrick
    06 Rinker 270
  • RansnanRansnan Essex MDPosts: 73Member ✭✭
    Dream Inn, thank you for saving us a GREAT spot today and letting us tie up with you, Nan and I had a wonderful time today, we both enjoyed meeting all of you, can't wait for the Rendezvous !!
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,513Member, Moderator mod
    Sorry for the quick disconnect at the end.  We definitely had a fantastic time with you guys as well!  Can't wait to see you in July!  Have a great holiday weekend!

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,513Member, Moderator mod

    ok, I had a friend on board with a really nice camera...here are a few of the many many shots he took...

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 4,307Moderator mod
    Awesome pictures thanks for posting.
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  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 2,889Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Walked into my hangar this morning and found this.... Must have had a mechanical issue durning the Jones Beach Airshow.

  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 1,445Member ✭✭✭✭
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 2,694Member ✭✭✭✭
    What a great way to spend Memorial Day, on the boat watching angels, and Fat Albert 

    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYPosts: 2,889Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I received a phone call a little while ago from a former coworker from when I was in the air show business. He called to tell me that a Blue Angle just crashed and it looks like the pilot didn't make it. Let's hope for the best, very sad.
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 5,616Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    yes, heard that too- they used to fly here every year in Sanford, FL. Was neat watching them practice during the week. The risk in what they do is huge but have inspired so many others into service. Thoughts go out to the entire family...
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