Part one of two posts featuring photos from the Blue Angels Friday practice demo for the 2012 Cleveland National Air Show.

 

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Blue Angels C-130 Hercules, Fat Albert, takes off low and fast

Blue Angels C-130 Hercules, Fat Albert, takes off low and fast during practice for the 2012 Cleveland National Air Show. August 31, 2012.

 

Blue Angels C-130 Hercules, Fat Albert, head on during practice

Blue Angels C-130 Hercules, Fat Albert, head on during practice for the 2012 Cleveland National Air Show. August 31, 2012.

 

Blue Angels Solo #6 barley lifts off on take off

Blue Angels Solo #6 barley lifts off on take off during practice for the 2012 Cleveland National Air Show. August 31, 2012.

 

Blue Angels Solo #5 performs a "dirty" roll on take off

Blue Angels Solo #5 performs a “dirty” roll on take off during practice for the 2012 Cleveland National Air Show. August 31, 2012.

 

Blue Angels diamond roll setup during practice

Blue Angels diamond roll setup during practice for the 2012 Cleveland National Air Show. August 31, 2012.