The Blue Angels are expected to appear above the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Thursday.
In 2015, the Blue Angels performed similar flyovers at the theme park. Six F/A-18 Hornet jets roared over Main Street U.S.A. at more than 250 miles an hour on a first pass before executing what is called a Delta Break over Cinderella Castle. All six planes of the Delta formation perform a loop, as they complete the loop, the planes break and fly in different directions.
The Blue Angels are in town to appear at the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In Expo Friday through Sunday in Lakeland.
The Blue Angels are the United States Navy‘s flight demonstration squadron, with aviators from the Navy and Marines. Formed in 1946, the squadron is the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team (under the same name) in the world, after the Patrouille de France formed in 1931.
The Blue Angels’ six demonstration pilots fly the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet in more than 70 shows at 34 locations throughout the United States each year. They still use many of the same techniques in their aerial displays as their inaugural 1946 season.