Early Blue Angel

The Blue Angels were formed back in 1946 after WWII. It’s the second older flying demonstration team on the planet. This long earned tradition started with the F7F Hellcat which they flew June – August, 1946. They then switched to the F8F Bearcat you see above August 1946 and flew it until 1949. If you’ve ever watch the Blue Angels performance, you know they need power and the Bearcat provided them just that. This Bearcat have been painted to take us back to those beginning years and remind us of a past gone by.