The birds are back in town — the blue birds, that is.
The Blue Angels, along with many other talented pilots, will take to the skies and impress crowds from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Kansas City’s Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport.
Before the crowds arrive, the Kansas City Business Journal was given the chance to talk to Sean Tucker, who pilots a famously bright red biplane, and Lt. Cmdr. Nate Barton, the pilot of Blue Angel No. 4.
Click through the attached slideshow to learn more about the Blue Angels, the challenges of flying a show near Downtown’s skyscrapers and how a biplane made of wood, fabric and carbon fiber can perform acrobatic maneuvers at speeds of 250 mph.