The Blue Angels’ support plane, Fat Albert, has a few tricks up its wings
-“The current temperature is about 65 degrees with clear skies. The wind is calm,” Captain Edward Jorge, aircraft commander, tells his crew as he starts the pre-flight brief just minutes before his plane, Fat Albert, starts the Blue Angels’ show.
The six-man crew hangs on to Eddie’s every word, digesting the information, with stone-cold focused faces and the occasional nod.
Wind speeds, coordinates and the course are detailed too rapidly for a civilian to catch,...