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    This is a sad occurance, but it just goes to show how dangerous the profession of military display pilot is. Even the best in the world are at risk. The only comfort for the family will be the fact the pilot died doing what he loved.
    Hopefully this wont affect the Blue angels display plans too much. As blunt as it may sound they have a job to do and the show must go on.
    Sympathies go out to the family.
    "On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, 'Okay, this is the limit'. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high."
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  • #2
    I read that this had happened. How sad for the family. I hope that they will be taken care of.


    • #3
      I can only hope that the guy died doing something he loved
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      • #4
        That's terrible...

        Just goes to show that even with tons of training, nothing is fail-safe...

        My condolences to the family and everyone else affected by it.

        The family of the pilot killed Saturday watched as his F/A-18 Hornet crashed in a neighborhood during a U.S. Navy Blue Angels precision-flying team air show, Lt. Commander Anthony Walley said Saturday.

        So many deaths...


        • #5
          This is very sad.
          The blue angels have been positive in the public's eye for some time now.
          My prayers are with his family.
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          • #6
            My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. So sad.

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            • #7
              The Blue prayers to his family.

              They are so fascinating to watch! I know these guys must know
              the risks involved, and being a Blue Angel probably has to be
              one of the highest honors bestowed upon them, but still....
              it's very sad and a huge loss.

              It must be hard on the team to fly without their pilot?
              "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

              John Stuart Mill (Look him up )


              • #8
                I've seen them plenty of times and I feel for his family. They are the best at what they do and Smith I would bet that was that pilot's passion. My prayers will be with the his family and the Blue Angel family as well.


                • #9
                  knowing a former blue angel pilot it hits me pretty bad. it is a lot of hard training, this pilot was one of the very best pilots in the navy and his loss will be felt thru-out the air wings of the navy.
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                  • #10


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                    • #11
                      he went out like i want to go out...

                      hard, fast and doing something i truly love!!!

                      i feel for his family...

                      but the show must go on...

                      accidents happen...

                      he had a dangerous job...

                      and cheating death for a job always has a chance of catching you...



                      • #12
                        No bueno. I never like hearing about downed pilots, especially our pilots.

                        In June 2005, we had a U-2 land at the base I was deployed to. I recovered the aircraft with a couple of other guys in my shop. We all sat with the Major that was piloting the aircraft for about an hour after he was done debriefing and just shot the poop. He was a very nice guy. The next day he took off and his plane crashed ( So, I can definitely somewhat relate to the family and friends of this downed Blue Angels pilot.
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