Posted by: Jacqui Murray | November 11, 2011

How Do They Do a ‘Fly Over’? I’ll Tell You

Have you ever been to a USNA graduation ceremony when the Blue Angels rocket over the crowd in precise timing? Or maybe a Notre Dame or Navy football game when our sky boys awe the pre-game crowd with a ‘fly over’ featuring American fighter jets blasting over the stadium at just the right money? Here’s how they do that.

Here are some pictures of the Blue Angel air show at my daughter’s USNA graduation (and a few others thrown in of the Blue Angels at play). It’s hard to believe these pilots are talented enough to do the feets they make look so simple. This is what makes them such awsome opponents in the ‘air’ part of war.

You don’t get this when you graduate from Harvard:

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Jacqui Murray is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member ISTE’s SIGCT, a USNA columnist for, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller about the USS Bunker Hill at war that should be ready this winter. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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  1. Wow. Amazing. I get the shivers every time I see these performances. Effortless.


    • The things these flyboys can do with a plane are unbelievable. No wonder we rule the skies.


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