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Blue Angels coming to Abilene for the 2020 Dyess Big Country Air and Space Expo

The Blue Angels are coming to Abilene for the 2020 Dyess Big Country Air and Space Expo.

The Navy’s flight demonstration squadron will be one of the main acts of the air show May 9-10 at Dyess Air Force Base.

Three of the current Blue Angels are from Texas:

Captain Eric C. Doyle – League City

Lieutenant Commander James Haley – Canadian

Commander Matt Kaslik – The Woodlands

They flight F/A Hornets which can reach speeds just under Mach 2, which is almost twice the speed of sound or about 1,400 mph.

At air shows, they travel up to 700 mph which is just under Mach 1.