U.S. Navy Blue Angels Fighter Jet Crashes, One Pilot Reportedly Dead (Updated)

A United States Navy F/A-18 jet belonging to the Blue Angels demonstration team reportedly went down in Smyrna, Tennessee this afternoon. The incident does not initially appear to be tied to an earlier crash of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team jet. The pilot reportedly died in the incident.

Check Out The Blue Angels' Picture-Perfect Super Bowl Flyover From Inside the Cockpit

Lady Gaga’s rendition of the National Anthem sung last Sunday at the start of Super Bowl 50 has been widely reviewed as one of the best ever. During the crescendo, the Blue Angels added a little backup noise as they screamed over Levi Stadium in their iconic diamond formation. Now we can see what this emotional moment…

Navy Eyes Transitioning The Blue Angels To F/A-18E/F Super Hornets 

The Blue Angels’ F/A-18A/B/CD Hornets are some of the oldest and used-up fighters in the Navy and Marine Corps inventory. Recently, the Angels have had control surfaces break off in mid-flight, and their serviceability is not improving. As a result, the Navy has asked Boeing to come up with plans to convert Super…

This Blue Angels Diamond Formation Is Terrifyingly Tight

There is literally no room for error, or air for that matter, between the Hornets shown in this cockpit video. It was shot from the slot position flying in the Blue Angles’ four-ship diamond formation. The left and right aircraft wing rails almost touch and the slot pilot’s canopy seems within an arms reach of them.

This Video Is A Symphonic Ride Through The History Of Blue Angels Jets 

Our good friends over at put together an awesome video showing the lineage of the Blue Angel’s jet age mounts set to the Bach’s booming Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. It is a glorious blend of aviation history, classical music and the high-energy aerobatics the Blues are so well known for.

Watch And Hear The Blue Angels Thread Between High-Rises In Chicago

There are a few places where the Blue Angels regularly perform that put their aircraft in fairly close proximity to large structures, but Chicago may be the closest of them all. The shot above, released on the Blue’s Facebook page gives a thrilling perspective of the formation over the Windy City, but the Instagram…

Blue Angels Sprinkle Their Own Magic Over Disney's Magic Kingdom

The Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels, performed their iconic "Delta Breakout" maneuver over Disney World's equally iconic Cinderella Castle today on their way to their next air show in Melbourne, Florida, wowing Spring Breakers by the tens of thousands. It doesn't get much more magical than that folks!