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Pax River Museum Obtains Retired Blue Angel Aircraft

After months of preparations and discussions with the navy, the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum is thrilled to announce the addition of a Blue Angel aircraft to the flight line. On Thursday, June 10th, the FA-18B took its final flight from Jacksonville, Florida and arrived at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Once proper actions were taken to defuel the aircraft, the Blue Angel demonstrator was brought to the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum where it will remain for the foreseeable future. Before arriving at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station the Blue Angel #7 was assigned at the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE). Prior to the FRCSE it was assigned to the United States Naval Test Pilot School here at Pax and VMFAT-101 in California. The Blue Angel also received modifications here at the Patuxent River Naval Air base during its long career. Now after just a 1.9 hour flight the aircraft is back at Pax River only this time it is to retire here. Amy Davis, Executive Director, described the recent addition to the museum’s flight line as “an exciting new exhibit that will highlight one of the most well known, and highly esteemed programs of the US […]

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