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Fleur de Lis Break, Blue Angels

Five Blue Angels flying in a diamond formation.
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; By Marion Andrews; 1965; Framed Dimensions 44H X 34W
Accession #: 88-161-E
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In this maneuver, the pilots fly over center point, at which point they separate and do a 360-degree roll with the diamond shape reconnecting through a loop. This maneuver is the Blue Angels’ way of saluting the forward deployed forces.

Topic
  • Aircraft--Fixed Wing
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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
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