Blue Angels A-4 Skyhawk

These photos were taken by Cal Cochran

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The 10 photos directly below were taken by Cal Cochran

close-up preparing to taxi in September '86 close-up from front in 1984 close-up of open canopy from front in 1986 close-up of open canopy from port in 1986....notice the padding they installed
in the canopy to protect plane (and pilot) from the pilots' helmets being
slammed around during the maneuvers

 

Blue Angels number 1 in 1980 Blue Angels number 7 slats down in 1980...the leading-edge slats of #7 aren't locked in the 'up' position as they are
on all of the single-seat birds. 
Blue Angels line-up in 1980 Blue Angels line-up port profile in 1980

 

Blue Angels close-up with special Blue Angels compressor in September 1986 Blue Angels close-up of open canopy from stbd in 1986