22 October 2016

New Blues

The Blue Angels are transitioning to the F/A-18E/F from the A-D.

Popular Mechanics wrote up an article in December, about how they'd keep the Legacy Bugs if they'd their druthers.

They mention that the Super Bug is more expensive and quote a price, like the Blues are buying the planes straight from McDonnell Douglas Boeing.

The fleet provides aircraft for their display team just like a line squadron.

It also sidesteps the issue that the A-D planes are getting very long in the tooth.  The Marines, for example, are already scouring bone-yards and museum displays for parts that McDonnell Douglas Boeing no longer stocks.

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