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Navy's Blue Angels Fly Over Downtown Nashville

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Navy's Blue Angels Fly Over Downtown Nashville

CREATED Jun 12, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, better known as the Blue Angels, flew their jet fighters over downtown Nashville for a team photo shoot.

The Blue Angels plan flew their six F/A-18 Hornets in delta formation over the northwestern part of the city on Thursday morning. A seventh jet flew alongside the formation to photograph the maneuver.

The jets were at about 300 knots and at an altitude of between 500 and 1,500 feet.

The Blue Angels are scheduled to appear at the Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna over the weekend. Close to 50,000 people are expected to attend.

The Blue Angels flew up from Pensacola, Florida Thursday morning.  The  441-mile trip takes 7 hours by car, but it took the F18 jets 30 minutes.

You can find information to the Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna by clicking here.

( The Associated Press contributed to this story.)