Blue Angels F/A-18 Close Formation

A Blue Angels pilot taking a first-person video view of their insanely close flight. These are some serious piloting skills. The Blue Angels is the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron which was initially formed in 1946, making it the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team (under the same name) in the world, after the French Patrouille de France formed in 1931. The Blue Angels’ McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornets (numbered 1–6) are currently flown by five Navy demonstration pilots and one Marine Corps demonstration pilot. Video courtesy of Blue Angels Maintenance Officer D. Hartney