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A record-setting EAA AirVenture crowd topped 600,000 for the week of July 24 through 30 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels returned to wow them. High-precision formation maneuvers and crowd-pleasing solos make this team’s routine a highlight for many AirVenture visitors.

  • Four very clean F/A-18s make a "dirty" pass in front of the crowd. Jim Moore photo.
  • Alternating inversions of the four-ship for this pass. Jim Moore photo.
  • The F/A-18 Hornets are polished top and bottom. Jim Moore photo.
  • The four-ship begins a looping maneuver. Jim Moore photo.
  • Cmdr. Frank Weisser (lead solo) and Lt. Tyler Davies (opposing solo) thrill the crowd with one of their head-on passes. Jim Moore photo.
  • The lead and opposing solo make another breathtaking head-on pass. Jim Moore photo.
  • Back side of a formation loop. Jim Moore photo.
  • One of the formation breaks. Jim Moore photo.
  • Cmdr. Ryan Bernacchi is the Blue Angels flight leader and commanding officer. Jim Moore photo.
  • All six Blue Angels in formation, heading toward the finale. Jim Moore photo.
  • The Blue Angels circle over a few other recognizable aircraft at EAA AirVenture. Jim Moore photo.
  • Six Blue Angels under a blue sky. Jim Moore photo.
  • The formation begins an artistic break for the finale. Jim Moore photo.
  • Each Blue Angel goes his own way. Jim Moore photo.
Topics: EAA AirVenture, Airshow

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