Go behind the scenes in this cinematic short documentary and meet the 2021 Blue Angels team as they kick off their 75th anniversary and prepare for the Wings Over South Texas Air Show in Corpus Christi, TX.

This year’s air show presents unique challenges for the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, as the originally scheduled event was moved from the traditional location at NAS Corpus Christi to a remote show along the shores of the down town area. To complicate matters further, the weekend is plauged by several days of rain and low visibility, creating concern for all the air show participants.

Hear directly from members of the Blue Angels as they assess conditions and develop mitigation plans, only for the schedule to continuously change as the weather deteriorates. Get a sense for what a day in the life of a Blue Angels pilot is like as they go to the gym, engage with the local community and collaborate with US Navy Leap Frogs. Watch as the team eventually straps into their new F/18 Super Hornets and put on an unforgettable show for the people of Corpus Christi.

Featured in this film:

Lieutenant Commander James Cox, #4 Pilot
Major Rick Rose, C-130 “Fat Albert” Pilot
Lieutenant Brian Abe, Maintenance Officer
Lieutenant Monica L. Borza, Flight Surgeon
AT2(AW/SW) Jordan Walls, Crew Chief
AM 1(AW) David Bluhm, Crew Chief

Special thanks to Lieutenant Chelsea Dietlin, Public Affairs Office for the Blue Angels

– Video produced by Ryan Nothhaft
– email: [email protected]
– Instagram: @blueangelphantoms

– Music licensed on MUSICBED and SoundStripe
– Song: “Can’t Stop Me Now” performed by Oh the Larceny
– Filmed on a Sony A7III and Sony A7SII

2021 BLUE ANGELS PILOTS & OFFICERS

#1 | CDR BRIAN C. KESSELRING | USN
#2 | LCDR JAMES HALEY | USN
#3 | MAJ FRANK ZASTOUPIL | USMC
#4 | LCDR JAMES COX | USN
#5 | CDR BEN WALBORN | USN
#6 | LCDR CARY RICKOFF | USN
#7 | LT JULIUS BRATTON | USN
#8 | LT KATLIN FORSTER | USN
EXECUTIVE OFFICER | CDR TODD ROYLES | USN
MAINTENANCE OFFICER | BRIAN ABE | USN
ASSISTANT MAINTENANCE OFFICER | LT HENRY CEDEÑO | USN
FLIGHT SURGEON | LT MONICA L. BORZA | USN
SUPPLY OFFICER | LT KRISTIN A. TOLAND | USN
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER | LT CHELSEA DIETLIN | USN

C-130 “FAT ALBERT” PILOTS

M1 | MAJ RICK ROSE | USMC
M2 | CAPT WILLIAM HUCKEBA | USMC
M3 | CAPT JACKSON STREIFF | USMC

2021 BLUE ANGELS SCHEDULE

APRIL
17 · 18 | Lakeland, FL | Sun N’ Fun Aerospace Expo

MAY
1 · 2 | Corpus Christi, TX | Wings Over South Texas
8 · 9 | Fort Lauderdale, FL | Fort Lauderdale Air Show
15 · 16 | Melbourne, FL | Great Florida Air Show
26 | Annapolis, MD | USNA Air Show
28 | Annapolis, MD | USNA Commissioning Flyover
29 · 30 | Latrobe, PA | Westmoreland County Air Show

JUNE
5 · 6 | Lake Charles, LA | Chennault International Air Show
12 · 13 | La Crosse, WI | Deke Slayton Airfest
19 · 20 | Niagara Falls, NY | Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront
26 · 27 | Duluth, MN | Duluth Air and Aviation Expo

JULY
3 · 4 | New Century, KS | KC Air Show
10 | Pensacola Beach, FL | Pensacola Beach Air Show
24 · 25 | Fargo, ND | Fargo AirShow
31 | Eielson AFB, AK | Arctic Lightning Air Show

AUGUST
1 | Eielson AFB, AK | Arctic Lightning Air Show
7 · 8 | Seattle, WA | Boeing Seafair Air Show
14 · 15 | Owensboro, KY | Owensboro Air Show
21 · 22 | Chicago, IL | Chicago Air and Water Show
28 · 29 | London, Ontario, Canada | Air Show London

SEPTEMBER
18 · 19 | NAS Oceana, VA | NAS Oceana Air Show

OCTOBER
2 · 3 | Huntington Beach, CA | The Great Pacific Air Show
9 · 10 | San Francisco, CA | San Francisco Fleet Week
16 · 17 | Loveland, CO | The Great Colorado Air Show
23 · 24 | Fort Worth, TX | Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show
30 · 31 | Rome, GA | Wings Over North Georgia

NOVEMBER:
5 · 6 | NAS Pensacola, FL | NAS Pensacola Homecoming Air Show

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