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May 11, 2006

Pilotcast Exclusive in-flight video of an F/A-18 flight with a U.S. Navy Blue Angel!


This is the Blue Angel flight video mentioned in Pilotcast #33,. This movie is premiering to the public exclusively on The Pilotcast! Watch as Patrick Raycraft, a Photojournalist for the Hartford Courant gets a thrilling ride in the two seat U. S. Navy Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornet with "Kojack," Blue Angel 7.

The first week of March, Pat was in El Centro, California, photographing the winter training of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron. Pat flew almost 55 minutes in the cockpit. This is an amazing QuickTime video of the highlights of that flight, taken with a cockpit camera recording directly on to a DVD recorder built-in the the two seat FA-18.

The Pilotcast crew offers sincere thanks again to Pat, his friend CMDR. "Boss" Foley, the U.S. Navy, and the Blue Angels.

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over eleven years ago

We all like to think we are real men (those of us who ARE men). Flying in jets is one thing. Flying with military jets is another. Then, flying with the Blue Angels is somethings all together different. My hat goes off the the civilian in the back seat, and you loose nothing to me, my man.

Now, I was trying to taking in ALL the video - sound and visuals.

At the end, when the Angels were landing, did I hear Angel 7 talking BACK to the controller? I think if I were the controller I\'d deny him entry, and make him land somewhere else.

Are there any more information about that verbal transaction?