|The Blue Angels return to Hillsboro Airport for the Oregon International
Air Show for the first time since 2007, arriving tonight after flyovers
along the coast and Mount St. Helens.(U.S. Navy)
According to a press release issued July 15, the Blue Angels, the
U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, are scheduled to conduct a
flyover and team photo shoot of Mount St. Helens, Ecola State Park near
Cannon Beach, and the H.H. Hall Professional Building in Vancouver
The Blue Angels will fly the squadron’s six-jet F/A-18 Hornet Delta
Formation at least twice around Mount St. Helens before proceeding to
the Oregon coast. The team will then fly south along the shoreline to
Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach. The team will conclude their photo
shoot by flying northeast over the H.H. Hall Professional Building in
The H.H. Hall building was named in honor of Cmdr. Harley H. Hall, a
former Commanding Officer and Flight Leader of the Blue Angels who is
MIA since being shot down over Vietnam on Jan.27, 1973.
Following the photo shoot, the jets will land at the Hillsboro
Airport where they are scheduled to perform at the Oregon International
Air Show later this weekend.
According to the press release, the flyovers should be visible to the
public. The seventh jet flying alongside the demo team will serve as a
photo platform. The photo shoot is scheduled to take place between 5:35
and 6 p.m. PST.