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Blue Angels perfom at Joint Naval Air Station in Texas
It's been a loud day in the sky over Fort Worth, Texas.
The US Navy Blue Angels returned to the air power expo at joint naval air station.
It has been 3 years since they've held a show there, and last year the Blues were grounded due to budget sequestration.
If you've been to a performance, you've seen the Blue Angels skim the runway at 300 miles an hour, then rocket straight up.
Navy Lieutenant, and Veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, Ryan Chamberlain, is a natural Ambassador for naval aviation in his FA 18.
He pilots Blue Angel number 7.
Flying at 13,000ft and 2 miles about the ground, in formation they fly less than two feet apart.
The Navy saved about 20 million dollars by scrubbing last year's shows in response to the budget sequester.
Lieutenant Chamberlain wonders how you put a price on this, "a lot of people think of us as the recruiting tool for the Navy and Marine Corps. Not necessarily true. It's about encouraging a culture of excellence in service."
About a 100,000 people are expected for a free air show this weekend at the joint reserve base in Fort Worth.