Blue Angels Celebrate 75th Season With New Ride

210218-N-YO638-1275 EL CENTRO, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2021) The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform the Line Abreast Loop maneuver during a training flight over Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro. The Blue Angels are conducting winter training at NAF El Centro, California, in preparation for the 2020 show season. The 2021 show season will be the Blue Angels’ first year flying the Super Hornet platform as well as the 75th anniversary of the team. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cody Hendrix)

F/A-18E/F SUPER HORNET STATS

Speed: Mach 1.6 (1,228 mph/1,976 kph)
Combat Ceiling: >50,000 feet (15,240 meters)
Supersize: Super Hornets have a 30% larger airframe than legacy F/A-18A/B/C/D Hornets.
Formation First: The first operational Super Hornet squadron formed in June 2001.

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