The U.S. Navy’s elite flight demonstration team soared above Los Angeles Sunday as the iconic squadron made its way from the Central Valley to San Diego.
The Blue Angels conducted an orientation tour over the city between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., starting in the San Fernando Valley. The crew could be seen streaking over over the Hollywood- Burbank Airport, Dodger Stadium, downtown L.A., the Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood sign before heading across LAX and down to the Harbor over the Battleship Iowa at the Port of Los Angeles, according to the Battleship Iowa Museum.
“Residents in nearby areas should be able to see them from open areas,” the museum said in a statement prior to the flight.
The famed team of fighter jet pilots wrapped up a weekend show at the Naval Air Station Lemoore in the Central Valley on Sunday. They’re scheduled to perform next at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on Sept. 28 and 29.
The Blue Angels started performing in 1946 to “showcase the excitement and power of naval aviation,” Commanding Officer Capt. Eric Doyle said in a statement.
The squadron consists of 130 sailors and Marines on active duty.
On Sunday, between 6 & 7pm, look into the sky to catch a flyover from the elite @BlueAngels, streaking across the skies over the San Fernando Valley, Burbank Airport, Dodger Stadium, Downtown LA, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood sign, LAX & Battleship Iowa. https://t.co/sE4AU9R7LL pic.twitter.com/boUBVCrogJ
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) September 22, 2019