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Dimensions3872 x 2592
Original file size972 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken15-Jun-07 14:25
Date modified9-Jul-19 13:01
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D80
Max lens aperturef/1
Exposure1/640 at f/NA
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom1x
2007 0615.601

2007 0615.601

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18C 'Hornets' of the USN Blue Angels perform the Delta Breakout. The Delta is flown by Commander Kevin Mannix (#1 Flight Leader/Commanding Officer), Lt. Commander Anthony Walley (#2 Right Wing), USMC Captain Clint Harris (#3 Left Wing), and Lt. Commander Tom Winkler (#4 Slot) with Lt. Commander John Allison (#5 Lead Solo) and Lt. Commander Craig Olson (#6 Opposing Solo) joining the formation.

Missing Man Formation.
On Saturday, April 21st 2007, USN Lt. Commander Kevin J. Davis died during an airshow at Marine Corps Air Station, just outside of Beaufort, SC. The crash happened while the Blue Angels performed their final maneuver of the show. The pilots were about to reform their Delta Formation. It is surmised Davis pushed the stick too hard. The resulting 6.8 G-load caused him to lose vision or black out. Videos show David gave his 'Hornet' more angle of roll, and when he push the pitch, plane goes right to the ground. [Wikipedia]

Photo by Bob Nelson, Fargo AirSho practice from the top of stadium seating at Schlanser Track & Field at Ellig Sports Complex, NDSU.