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At 10:38am on October 29, 2012, Chuck said…

Mike we may be in the same boat here in the west. No high wind here yet, but the advisories start at noon. My daughter will be able to she the Blue Angels as she is in A school in Pensacola.

At 4:41pm on April 28, 2012, Chuck said…

Yes Mike, she is to be at Great Lakes early in July.  She is to be an Airdale

At 3:34pm on April 28, 2012, Chuck said…

Also my daughter is in DEP and will be in Boot Camp early in the summer.

At 3:32pm on April 28, 2012, Chuck said…

Mike Andrew is just Checked n to his new squadron at Whidbey Island.  He was sent for a couple of weeks of training then to the squadron.

At 8:57am on February 9, 2012, David R Keller said…

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.

At 4:29pm on February 8, 2012, David R Keller said…

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 

At 8:26pm on November 10, 2011, Charles Robinson said…

Hi Mike

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.

At 9:49am on June 25, 2011, Paul Carroll said…
Thanks for the tip!
At 3:43pm on April 28, 2011, Bob Malone said…

Mike, You might enjoy a lot of pictures n stories about the Blues by looking up a young lady by the name of Jacuqueline Curcio on facebook.. There is something nearly everyday.



At 11:10pm on April 15, 2011, NavyDads Co-Admin, Calvin said…
Mike, I am heading out in the morning to see the Angles and hopefully meet your Son. If he says he meet someone with a shirt that looks like a big Texas Flag then he is talking about me.
At 1:01pm on February 12, 2011, Mike Schooley said…
I couldn't agree with you more!  Well put!
At 10:18am on February 12, 2011, NavyDads Co-Admin, Calvin said…
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.
At 10:06am on February 12, 2011, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…
happened to see the last couple of posts....gripping about $109K....what did security cost that night I wonder in comparison.......
At 10:00am on February 12, 2011, Mike Schooley said…

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. 

At 9:23am on February 12, 2011, NavyDads Co-Admin, Calvin said…
Mike, check out the news article link below. It is about the flyover at the Super Bowl.
At 4:24pm on February 10, 2011, Mike Schooley said…


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. 

At 3:56pm on February 10, 2011, Ray Norberto said…
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!
At 7:57pm on January 27, 2011, Scott Kinsala said…
Congratulations to you and especially to your son, David.
At 9:42am on January 27, 2011, E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin said…

Mike, Congrats!


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!


Send David my Congrats as well,


At 8:44am on January 27, 2011, Dan Colburn said…

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.

Dan Colburn

Navy vet, 59-70



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