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Blue Angels and Thunderbirds fly together for first time in five years

The U.S. Navy’s precision flying team marked its 71st anniversary this week. The Blue Angels have been flying along the panhandle of Florida with special guests: the Air Force Thunderbirds.

CNN reports the teams have conducted joint exercises up and down the coastline including a pilot exchange, which is when a pilot rides along in the opposite team’s jet just to see how they operate.

This was the first time in five years the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds flew together.

It’s the first time in 15 years since they performed together in Pensacola.

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