Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Blue Angels fans must buy this DVD
Nelson Cerda V | CHILE, South America | 01/18/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I odered this Blue Angels DVD recently, on expecting to get some amazing exclusive close shots of this famous Navy acrobatic team, but failed. Instead of it, I get a 45 min. DVD of the Navy Blue Angels history, since their very first beggining in 1946. I'm not critical about this DVD, it's a nice movie anyway, but; it is not the Blue Angels flying presentation one expect to see, being a "general" viewer, not a U.S. Navy aviation fan. There are just few great shots of those bright blue Hornets flying by, but as briefs as a blink of an eye, so you must repeat these scenes, once an again, to enjoy them. John Travolta's narration is fine, as well as music, technically speaking "sound's great". If you know someone being a Blue Angels fan, you must tell this is a "must have" DVD."
David Procsal | 03/27/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I live in El Centro, the winter training grounds of the Blue Angels. I have watched them train from January through March for a good many years. People who buy this DVD are probably expecting to see 45 minutes of air show. Instead, you hear a mumbling narrative by John Travolta which is very much a history of naval aviation, and too little flying. The lead pilot, or "Boss" is assigned by the Pentagon, and this video does not point out that the "Boss" of this team was removed because of safety violations. The other pilots didn't want to fly with him.
The best Blue Angels video I have seen is "Blue Angels: Xtreme Close-Up" which aired on the Military Channel. It is pure flying. If you want lots of air show mixed with interesting behind the scenes then I recommend Blue Angels: A Year In The Life. Just don't buy this one unless you want to fall asleep.