A lager sounds great. I will let you know the next time I plan to be in your area. In the '70s I was Army, Infantry Officer (O3) but detailed Aviation. I was a Helicopter pilot for most of the time I was in. I hope to look in one of the Navy's birds on the Tiger to see how much they have changed. I do miss the flying.
Thanks Mike, I have gotten some great info in the last couple of days and am looking forward to the experience. I get out your way sometimes and will look you up the next time. I almost always stop at Famous, and in particular the new Leaf restaurant, and would enjoy joining you for a drink and/or a cigar. Dave
How are you. I'm new to this stuff so i'm slow. I live in Fawn Grove,York county down at the MD line. My son is in Groton CT right now for BESS training. I'm trying to learn what I can about what my boy is doing. Thank you for the nice welcoming to your group.
The subject is brough up everyday around here. I was under the impression that a flight like this was a training tool and came out of training budget. Being on target on time is training to me. Also if weather or something else came up they would have to go to Plan-B to finish the mission, that is also training. I think people spend way to much time trying to find something to complain about. At least I try to think positive, life is to short to be negative.
Nice article! I wondered if people actually complain about the military spending money on demonstation flights and such. It's a recruiting tool! And a very good one! The Blues were on "half time" that weekend so they weren't flying; it was a 3 day break for them or they may have done it.
Not that I am aware. The only NY show this year is in Rochester. Millville, NJ, is part of a Navy week in Philly. They still have an open date for 4th of July weekend this year so I guess it is possible if there is something going on there that weekend. Next year (2012), they are scheduled to be in Hudson River, NY, (which seems to encompass a large area) and Jones Beach. I don't know if they do fly overs for small sporting events, although they might for something like a Super Bowl or World Series.
Hey Mike, are there any plans for the Blue Angels to do flyovers at Yankee Stadium this summer? I just put in an application for a Stadium Security job, and that would be amazing if I got the gig, and got to see the Blue Angels fly by!
My family has been lucky enough to see the Blue Angels perform a hand full of times. They are the ELITE and I can't imagine the pride you have for David becoming a part of them. And working for #1, what an honor!
Congratulations Mike, your son is in some very elite company with a great amount of responsibility. If the plane isn't right the pilot can't thrill the public with his/her precise maneuvers. The "crew" is what allows it to work.