The Blue Angels demonstration team started in 1946. Every part of the crew comes from the navy or marines, from the mechanics to the pilots.
It’s not an easy assignment to get. Only the best of the best get selected.
TV-5’s Wayne Harvey went up with pilot Lt. Frank Weisser, call sign Walleye. He’s flown combat missions over Iraq and Afghanistan, and has been a flight instructor with the navy.
Walleye took Wayne for quite a ride. They broke the speed of sound, pulled more than five G’s, flew upside down and shot from 200 to 15,00 feet above the Atlantic ocean.
It takes a toll on the body, and the pilots do shows on 37 weekends of the year.
The Blue Angels will perform all weekend at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. Gates open at 8:00 a.m on Saturday and Sunday. Both shows begin at 10:00 a.m.