Fat Albert

The United States Navy Blue Angels perform aerobatics throughout the US and Canada in F/A 18E Super Hornets but the opening act is a C-130 Hercules, nicknamed Fat Albert.

Used to carry support personnel, spare parts, and equipment from show to show makes Fat Albert a “must have” for the flights of the Blue Angels to succeed as they race through the skies.


All photos are my own. ยฉPepper Tron and Heaven’s Sunshine
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11 responses to “Fat Albert”

  1. Awesome! What a beautiful plane!!

    1. Yes, it is. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. What lovely shots! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks! The Chicago Air Show is one of the highlights of summer. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. Lovely captures. I love the name of this plane.

    1. Me too! Makes me smile every time. ๐Ÿ˜

  4. What a fabulous sight!

    1. It is always fun to hang out at the airport on the day of an air show. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ท Blue Angelsโค๏ธ

  6. Beautiful shots. Love our boys taking care of us.

    1. Yes, absolutely grateful for them. Have a blessed Sunday. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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