Solo Blue Angel Boeing F/A-18 Hornet flyover at about 100 feet near Alliance Airport in Texas.
The mission of the Blue Angels is to enhance Navy recruiting, and credibly represent Navy and Marine Corps aviation to the United States and its Armed Forces to America and other countries as international ambassadors of good will.
The “Blues” FA-18 aircraft are former fleet aircraft that are nearly combat-ready. They can be repainted and readied for combat service in just 72 hours.
The Blue Angels do not wear G-suits, because air bladders inside the suits would repeatedly deflate and inflate during frequent maneuvers, which would interfere with the control stick between a pilot’s legs. Instead, Blue Angel pilots contract their stomach muscles and leg muscles to attenuate blood circulation to their brain, preventing blood from rushing or draining from their heads and rendering them unconscious.