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Blue Angels ‘swap paint’ during beach Pensacola flyover

Blue Angels performing next week at Barksdale Air Force Base Air Show

PENSACOLA, FL – Two Blue Angels jets made brief contact while flying over Pensacola Beach Wednesday afternoon, according to The Navy Times.

Blue Angels Spokesman Lt. Joe Hontz reportedly called it “a very brief and minor contact between the aircraft.” He explained the jets were flying in the Blue Angel Delta Formation when the pilots “encountered unexpected wake turbulence.”

The Navy Times say both aircraft are back in service after going through some minor maintenance following the “paint-swap” incident. The pilots involved in are also back on the job.

The Blue Angels are due to arrive in Bossier on Thursday at Barksdale Air Force Base.

They’ll be taking part in the show next weekend.