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Old 08-24-2006, 04:37 PM
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I partied with the Blue Angel pilots one night when I lived in Chicago at the Baja Beach Club. It was the night before the air and water show on Lake Michigan. I told them that they were pissing me off every afternoon that week as they were flying and practicing right above my apartment on the 44th floor while I was trying to take a nap after work each day.

They were really nice guys.
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Great pics!!
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:23 PM
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Angels & T-birds at the same show? That's impressive. We used to have some magnificent airshows in the midwest- those days are long gone. We're lucky to get one jet and a demo team.

I'd love to see the F-22. I can't imagine anything more impressive than an F-15 demo though.
yup both Agels and T-Birds at the show was very impressive indeed.
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:24 PM
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Awesome pics
Capo ... Coasties were there too keepin the drunks back You shoulda got your assignment down in AC for the day
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NJgr8Ful, the pilots are in excellent shape. They are usually of smaller stature because smaller people can with stand the G-Force better than a large person. Most of the pilots I have meet in the last few years are anywhere from 5-5" to 5'10" tall. The Blue do NOT use G-Force suits and routinly pull 7 g's! Right after the show they sign autographs, do a debreif and then go work out to get the blood flowing again.
I have known a few civilians that have been fortuant enough to get a ride in the #7 media jet and they said there body was not right for weeks after a quick 30 minute ride!

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