Mysteries of the Blue Angels: How Do They Do That?
Learn the Mysteries of the Blue Angels!
Are you one of the millions of spectators who has watched the Blue Angels in awe, wondering as they execute their precision maneuvers,
Who are those guys?
How do they do that?
For the very first time, you have the opportunity to peek behind the curtain and learn the Mysteries of the Blue Angels, from someone who knows.
Climb into the cockpit with retired Navy Capt. Hoss Pearson, former Blue Angel #1 (flight leader), for a bird’s-eye view of a Blue Angel airshow, as he explains the secrets that enable the Blue Angels to continue to perform breath-taking aerial displays approaching perfection year after year.
"In this intriguing look inside the cockpit, Hoss Pearson provides some of the secrets of the Blue Angels that perhaps have never been revealed to the public.
Millions of airshow fans who have been thrilled at the team's precision flying will learn to appreciate some of the unseen factors in what often appears to be accomplished with raw power. Beyond that, however, many aviation professionals will recognize the subtleties and nuances behind the elegant arabesques that the Blues perform in three-dimensional artistry."
- Barrett Tillman, World-renowned military and aviation historian
Author of 39 books and numerous articles, and recipient of five awards for history, biography and literature.
In Mysteries of the Blue Angels: How Do They Do That? Boss Pearson gives you never-before-revealed insight into what goes on behind the scenes to create the impressive displays of airmanship you see whenever the Blues are in the air.
He’ll take you through a brief history of the team and the aircraft that have been painted blue and gold since the inception of the Blues in 1946. Did you know that the Blue Angels are older than the U.S. Air Force? How did they get the name Blue Angels?
Every naval aviator who has the skills to land a jet on the pitching deck of an aircraft carrier on a black night has the necessary skills to be a Blue Angel pilot. What is that "special something" that separates those who make the team from those who don’t?
Then you’ll learn how those pilots who are fortunate enough to make the cut are trained to become Blue Angels.
When you’re flying upside down, with your left shoulder on the right side, and you’re told to "come left," which way is left? Did you know that half the pilots are new each year? What kind of training regimen enables those pilots to keep their performance level at the pinnacle of aviation?
Learn about the different formations flown by the team, as each maneuver is explained in detail, complete with color photos and ribbon diagrams.
Then listen in as Boss Pearson describes the special voice procedures and techniques used by the Boss in the air to coordinate the precision aerial maneuvers executed by the team. Why is it important that his words, tone of voice and inflection are exactly the same every time? You’ll listen in as he talks you through an air show over San Francisco.
Next, the former Boss explains the characteristics of the A-4F SuperFox, the aircraft flown by his team, and shows you in detail the modifications that were made to the aircraft to enable the Blue Angels to execute their precision maneuvers.
Finally, he walks you through the transition to the F/A-18 Hornet flown by the team today, and talks about the difference in handling characteristics between the two jets.
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