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Reliving a Blue Moment

Reliving a Blue Moment

Editor, “Even Pilots Covet a ‘Blues’ Thrill Ride” (Oct. 21 edition) brought a smile of pride for me. Johnny Magda, my father, was leader of the Blue Angels in 1950, the fourth man to lead them since their creation in 1946.  This year’s leader, Captain Greg McWherter, the 32nd man to lead the team, honored our […]

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Blue Angels Cockpit Cam

Blue Angels Cockpit Cam

The Blue Angels magnanimously invited me to fly with them in their two-seat F/A-18 Hornet, and to put it mildly — it was phenomenal! Invitations for a backseat hop are far and few between, so it was a distinct privilege to be selected for a VIP ride. This type of sortie generates significant media coverage […]

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Even Pilots Covet a ‘Blues’ Thrill Ride

Even Pilots Covet a ‘Blues’ Thrill Ride

Laguna resident Craig R. Miller spent part of last weekend strapped into a Navy fighter jet, zooming inverted for 60 seconds just 200 feet over California’s Central Valley. He joined a select company of fewer than 100 people a year privileged to ride with the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, popularly known as the Blue Angels. […]