Air & Space Quiz: History of the Blue Angels

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For 70 years, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels have thrilled crowds with their famed precision flying. More than 11 million spectators see their performances each year, during which the team’s F/A-18s reach 700 mph and fly as low as 50 feet. The team’s 2016 season began on March 12 at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California, and will end on November 12 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. (Check the schedule to see if there’s a show near you.)

Take our quiz to find out 10 things you knew (or didn’t know) about the Blue Angels.

(Sources include The Blue Angels A Fly-By History: Sixty Years of Aerial Excellence, by Nicholas A. Veronico, and the Blue Angels website.)

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