The Blue Angels arrived in Idaho Falls today alongside the US air force’s F-35 heritage flight team.
The jets ripped through the air as the team practiced for the upcoming extreme blue thunder show.
Preparation for these events is normally started on Thursday, but some of the team arrived yesterday because traveling to the west side of the country from Florida is difficult to do in one day.
The Blue Angels have not been in Idaho Falls for seven years, so it will be a must see performance.
Commander Frank Weisser, Blue Angel Number 5, said “Because we don’t get out here that often it’s a chance for our team to see this part of the country and really for our mission it’s a chance to bring naval aviation to a place that doesn’t usually get navy air craft. A lot of places out west of the Mississippi or land locked states are familiar with Air Force pilots or Air Force air crafts but they’re not quite as familiar with the fact that the Navy flies Fighters, Maritime and Transport aircraft just the same.”
The show will be on Saturday and Sunday at the Idaho Falls regional airport.