Blue Angels in Chicago

The Blue Angels are the US Navy’s flight demonstration squadron. They draw on aviators from both the United States Marine Corps and the Navy. The team was formed in the 1940s and flies at shows all over the country on a yearly basis. Since the establishment of the group, the squadron has flown in front of more than a combined 260 million spectators. The group is the second oldest of its kind in the world, second only to the French Patrouille de France. The Blue Angels’ enlisted pilots fly in McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet airplanes. Pilots typically serve for a period of two to three years and assignments factor in flying experience, team needs and career considerations for the members themselves.