Blue Angels' super-sized jets arrive early for drive-in airshow at Arnold Palmer Regional
May 27—Members of the Blue Angels Navy jet demonstration team are "chomping at the bit" to perform high-flying maneuvers for spectators after the covid-19 pandemic scaled back last year's airshow season to less elaborate flyovers. This weekend, they will celebrate their 75th anniversary of thrilling crowds by bringing a full six-jet program to the annual Shop 'n Save Westmoreland County ...news.yahoo.com
US Navy Blue Angels to headline the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Air Show
The 2021 Fort Lauderdale Air Show returns May 8 through May 9 at Fort Lauderdale Beach, where guests will be able to witness the U.S. Navy Blue Angels’ impressive performance from the shore, among other performances by the F-16 Viper Demo Team and more.
Daywatch: Illinois projected COVID-19 peak now mid-June, Wisconsin Republicans oppose federal relief for Illinois and where to see the Blue Angels fly over Chicago
As part of its America Strong campaign to thank medical professionals, emergency responders and essential workers, the Blue Angels will do a flyover of Chicago on Tuesday, according to the flight demonstration squad. The approximately 15-minute flyover will be conducted in the Chicago area starting about 11:45 a.m., ending along the lakefront around noon.chicagotribune.com
Navys Blue Angels to fly over Chicago in show of national solidarity, thanks
Chicago is on the list for Tuesday, along with Detroit and Indianapolis, according to social media posts from the Blue Angels. The approximately 15-minute flyover will be conducted in the Chicago area starting about 11:45 a.m., ending along the lakefront around noon. From its social media pages, it appeared the Thunderbirds would not be in Chicago on Tuesday.chicagotribune.com
WATCH: Blue Angels fly over South Florida to honor healthcare heroes
MIAMI – The U.S. Navy Blue Angels buzzed through our skies on Friday afternoon to honor healthcare heroes on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. They then turned north over the western part of South Florida, flying over numerous hospitals throughout the 25-minute demonstration. If you missed it, watch a replay of our live coverage below:WATCH LIVE: Blue Angels fly over South Florida to salute healthcare workers Watch live as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly from Boca Raton through Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Miami and other spots in South Florida as they pay tribute to healthcare workers at various South Florida hospitals. [RELATED STORY: Healthcare workers say seeing the Blue Angels was a morale booster]The Blue Angels also flew over Jacksonville on Friday. “Everybody gets excited to see our military Blue Angels in action.
Passengers stranded on Disney World's Skyliner gondola for hours
In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, streak across the skies above Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ORLANDO, Florida (CNN) - Walt Disney World lost a bit of its magic for visitors who spent Saturday night stranded on the theme park's new Skyliner gondola. Emmie Palmer said she and a friend were stranded about three stories high along with three other woman in a gondola cabin. "Evacuating two people at a time off of the Disney World Skyliner... could be very slow with 10 capacity gondolas," Murray tweeted along with photos of rescuers working. Passengers who were stranded were compensated with free park tickets and gift cards, Palmer and Cole said.
Despite exciting quarter, Disney misses Wall Street expectations
(CNN) - Despite a quarter full of excitement, Disney's revenue for the three months ending in June was lower than Wall Street expected. Disney posted $20.2 billion in sales for the quarter, compared to analysts' projection of $21.4 billion, the company announced after market close Tuesday. Despite missing analyst expectations, sales in the quarter were up 33% from the same period last year, thanks to wins for the company in its studio entertainment and media networks businesses. Those movies and others helped Disney set a record for the highest grossing year for a film studio ever, an achievement announced last week, just seven months into the year. That deal helped beef up Disney's streaming lineup ahead of the planned launch of its streaming service, Disney+, and also gave it a majority ownership stake in Hulu.
DC airport to halt flights during Trump July Fourth event
(CNN) - Runways at the busy airport serving the nation's capital will be closed Thursday during President Donald Trump's Independence Day event, federal authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday that operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport would be suspended between 6:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. The last such runway closure was in 2015 for a commemorative flight of World War II-era planes. Micah Lillard, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, said officials "anticipate some flights at Reagan National to be affected during the late afternoon and evening." "We're going to have planes going overhead -- the best fighter jets in the world and other planes, too," Trump said Monday.
Blue Angels pilot killed days before Tennessee air show
The famed Blue Angels will not fly this weekend as planned after a deadly accident. A Blue Angels jet crashed and exploded in a huge fireball Thursday during a practice run in Tennessee. The pilot, Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, was killed. Michelle Miller, who flew with Capt. Kuss last spring, reports.cbsnews.com
Blue Angels' first female pilot takes flight
When military aviation buffs pack into the Marine Corps Beaufort Air Show in South Carolina, they'll be wowed by the Navy's Blue Angels. But a new kind of history will also take flight in the team: a woman in the cockpit. U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Katie Higgins is the first female pilot in the team's 69-year history. Michelle Miller took to the sky to see how Higgins got her wings.cbsnews.com