Walkaround #774

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Blue Angels 

Reference photos by Cal Cochran

close-up preparing to taxi in September '86, GJT 

 

      

Enjoy the photos.

Cal Cochran

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close-up from front in 1984, GJT

close-up of open canopy from front in 1986, GJT 
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,
GJT 
Blue Angels number 1 in 1980, GJT 

 

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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,
GJT 

Blue Angels line-up in 1980, GJT 
Blue Angels line-up port profile in 1980, GJT 
Blue Angels close-up with special Blue Angels compressor in September 1986, GJT 

 

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Blue Angels close-up of open canopy from stbd in 1986, GJT 

 

Photos and text by Cal Cochran