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Angel 7 — resting and waiting

7 November 2012

Angel 7 — resting and waiting

Angel 7 is a performing aircraft and currently housed in the new Vietnam Hangar of Florida’s Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum. She is an Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatross painted in Blue Angel’s livery, though not a member of the team, and flies aerobatic routines at air shows. This jet is graceful and sleek in the air, as well as on the ground, with blue and gold seeming to be her colors. A post with in-flight photos was published here on 15 June 2012 — paste “Angel 7” into the search window and select ENTER to see them.

Angel 7 in repose — photo by Joseph May

The  L-39 Albatross is a dual seat jet training aircraft — photo by Joseph May

The Blue Angels livery always looks great and is photogenic — photo by Joseph May

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Larry permalink
    7 November 2012 09:28

    That bird left recently for maintenance. She will be back soon, I hope. She is a major part of our airshow.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      8 November 2012 14:21

      Cool. It’s what aircraft do — pop in and pop out 😉 Thanks Larry.

  2. 7 November 2012 14:41

    Living in the Czech Republic, I see these on a fairly regular basis and I never get tired of seeing them. Such a clean and graceful design.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      8 November 2012 14:20

      They are so graceful aren’t they? There are more than a few of them here in the U.S., I think. I live in Florida and, aside from the one in Titusville (Angel 7), I saw one in Lake City and an aerobatic team called “Heavy Metal” which uses Albatros jets in their routines is based in Lakeland.

      Added info: I saw today (9 Nov 2012) that the Heavy Metal team has been renamed to Black Diamond Jet Team.

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