ALOHA FROM JENNIE: The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels touched down on Oahu this week in anticipation of putting on two airshows. Upwards of 110,000 spectators are expected to attend the events. Residents on the island's western region got to feel the power of these planes streaking overhead on Thursday, rattling residential windows and exciting our neighborhood dogs.
The roaring engines were again heard and felt for an hour late Friday afternoon as the Angels 'learn the Hawaiian airspace' via a practice session. During the weekend shows, areas of Oahu's airspace will be restricted by the FAA, causing rolling delays at Honolulu Airport from noon till five.
Residents and visitors alike are looking forward to these incredible precision Navy air shows on Hickam's field. The keikis (kids) will especially enjoy the aircraft exhibitions and fun zone with games and rides, and there are food booths for everyone.
ADDENDUM: We were saddened to hear of the loss of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, Blue Angels #6, during practice maneuvers prior to their Tennessee Air Show in June 2016. Here's a link to the #JeffKuss interview with a Hawaii local news station during their October 2015 visit:
Has the Blue Angels visited your neck of the woods? Hope some of you will share your comments if you were able to go to their airshows.