Photo: A. Ebert

Blue Angels to get new “Fat Albert”

U.S. NAVY Blue Angels display team announced:

After nearly a year without our beloved logistics support aircraft, we are proud to announce that our new C-130J Super Hercules, aka, “Fat Albert,” will be joining us this year.

She will undergo extensive testing before her all-Marine crew begins training for their portion of the demonstration. While we would love to give you an exact date of return, the priority is putting together a safe and exciting flight demonstration that showcases the unique capabilities of this aircraft.

We are just as excited as you to welcome “Bert” back to the family, and you can be assured we will keep you posted as we progress toward her air show debut!