Blue Angels Prepping for Airshow in Duluth

Updated: 01/15/2014 11:00 PM
Created: 01/15/2014 6:17 PM
By: Maarja Anderson

Their roar is tough to ignore, and their precise maneuvers make it hard to look away. The Blue Angels are expected to put on quite the show for Northlanders this August at the 2014 Duluth Airshow.

The team travels 300 days out of the year, bringing their show across the country. They might be eight months away from show time in Duluth, but when they arrived at the AAR Maintenance Facility Wednesday, everyone stopped to watch.

"We want to make sure when we show up in August we put on a safe and effective demonstration for the people of Minnesota," said Lt. Ryan Chamberlain with the U.S.. Navy Blue Angels.

Thousands will come out to see the Blue Angels perform at the Duluth Airshow, and Lt. Chamberlain said they won't be disappointed.

The C-130, affectionately called Fat Albert, will start off the show and then the F/A-18s take over.

"Numbers 1 through 6 are going to put on about a 45 minute demonstration with our diamond pilots flying as close as 18 inches apart," Lt. Chamberlain explained.

The Duluth Airshow runs August 23-24. Tickets are now available at their website

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