Blue Angels switching to bigger planes in 2021

WFAA | 4/22/2019 | Staff
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Get a good look at the U.S. Navy Blue Angels while you have a chance. They will be changing to a new plane in a couple of years.

The Pensacola News Journal reports the team plans to switch from the F/A-18 Hornet to the F/A-18E Super Hornet in 2021 to mark the team's 75th anniversary.

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"The jet is more powerful, especially at lower altitudes, so we believe that our maneuvering will be more visible to the crowd and more impressive overall," Cmdr. Frank Weisser, a former Blue Angel pilot, told the Journal.

If you're looking at the planes from a distance, they may look exactly the same to you. But get up close, and there are noticeable differences.

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The Super Hornet is 25 percent larger wing surface and has a "sawtooth" design on the outer part of the wings. It can...
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