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Blue Angels Experience
Former “Blue Angels Commander Bill Newman will share his experiences flying with the “Blue Angels” during 1978 and 1979.
Date and Time:
Saturday, May 13, 2017, starting at 11:00 Pacific Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Bill Newman
Brief Description:

"Bill will describe the Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron (The Blue Angels) from the viewpoint of one who has been their flight leader/commanding officer.  This will cover the history, mission, squadron personnel and description of their preparation for and conduct of a typical air show season.  It will also describe the challenges and techniques of flying aerobatic maneuvers with six aircraft in close formation.  Some of the Blues' traditional maneuvers, which have not changed much over the years, will be described in detail.  A Q&A period will follow Bill's talk."

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Location of Seminar:
Bay Ridge Fire Hall 16220
16220 Peterson Road

Burlington, WA 98233
Directions to Venue:

From I-5, take Hwy 20 to the west for 4.5 miles, turn right or north on Higgins/Airport Road approximately 1.5 miles, turn right/east on Peterson Road, proceed 1 mile to Fire Hall on your right. 

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Fly-in Seminar?:
135 seats at the facility, 123 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
FAA Safety Team
Contact Information:
John Garrett
Phone: (360) 770-3917
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

The FAA Safety Team would like to thank the Skagit Airport Support Association (SASA) for their continuous support of the FAA Safety Program. Coffee and Muffins will be provided.

Additional Information: Also, on Saturday, the May 13 “Fly Day,” the Heritage Flight Museum (HFM) will be host to three very special guest speakers on their Vietnam experiences in CSAR in the late 60’s and early 70’s.  USAF Majors Rick Drury and Jim Bender will speak not only of their experience flying those big ‘ol birds on search and rescue missions, but will be joined by USN Capt. Evan “Pee Wee” Reese, whom they rescued when his A-6A Intruder went down after being hit by enemy fire.  Having these amazing fighter pilots here to speak personally of what it was like, is truly priceless and a not to be missed opportunity.

Doors open at 11 am, Saturday, May 13th, with sorties highlighting our A-1 Skyraider, O-1 Bird Dog and (grounded) O-2 Skymaster, among others, scheduled throughout the day.  The Main Event CSAR presentation will be at 2 pm, with a final sortie at 3:30 pm.

The Safety Brief participants are invited to “migrate” to the HFM to be a part of the above event! 

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
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