Two up two down
Terdiman , the home of the Blue Angels, to watch the high-performance team do a practice demonstration. While the practices are open to the public, Terdiman was invited to watch from the flight line, meaning he was extremely close to the planes.
The Blue Angels fly a group of six fighter jets, five F/A 18-As and one F/A 18-B. The team flies two different shows at the same time, the "diamond" group of four fighters, as well as two solo planes.
Here, the diamond group performs a trick where two of the planes are right side up and two are upside down as they stream past very close to onlookers.
The fighters will fly as close as 12 to 18 inches apart at speeds greater than 400 miles per hour.
July 4, 2008 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET News.com
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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