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Blue Angles


The Blue Angels is the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, with aviators from the Navy and Marines. The Blue Angels team was formed in 1946, making it the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team in the world, after the French Patrouille de France formed in 1931. Wikipedia


Branch: United States Navy
Current commander: Capt. Eric Doyle
Founder: Chester W. Nimitz
Home base: Pensacola
Headquarters: Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL, Florida, Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA, California

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Aircraft Engines


A jet engine is a type of reaction engine discharging a fast-moving jet that generates thrust by jet propulsion. This broad definition includes airbreathing jet engines (turbojets, turbofans, ramjets, and pulse jets). In general, jet engines are combustion engines.


An aircraft propeller, or airscrew,[1] converts rotary motion from an engine or other power source, into a swirling slipstream which pushes the propeller forwards or backwards. It comprises a rotating power-driven hub, to which are attached several radial airfoil-section blades such that the whole assembly rotates about a longitudinal axis. The blade pitch may be fixed, manually variable to a few set positions, or of the automatically-variable “constant-speed” type.

Free Museum Day 2019

I had to take part in this and I almost missed it by sleeping through. Working graveyard shift has its perks but you really need to plan your days.

I was able to visit the Aerospace Museum of California.
The Aerospace Museum of California is an aviation museum located in North Highlands, California on the grounds of the former McClellan Air Force Base. It features displays of authentic military and civilian aircraft as well as space vehicle replicas.