A parcel list F/A 18 Hornets used by the Blue Angels

Bu. No.

DISPOSITION

161251 A

NASA and former Blue Angel.

161353 B

Former Blue Angels A/C 1990-91. Retired to National Museum of Naval Aviation and loaned to Naval Air Test and Evaluation Museum, Patuxent, MD. It has been on display there since Sept 1996.

161354 A

Former Blue Angels A/C. STRICKEN 4 Oct 1999. Cut up to become F-18D flight simulator.

161355 A

Former Blue Angels A/C. Transferred to NASA as 846. Allocate civil registration of N846NA Jul 2001

161366 A

Former Blue Angels A/C. On display at NAS Lemoore, CA.

161519 A

Former Blue Angels A/C. Transferred to NASA as chase A/C. Allocated civil registration N843NA Jul 2001.

161520 A

Former Blue Angels A/C. Transferred to NASA as 847 in Sep 1989. Allocated civil registration N847NA Jul 2001

161521 A

VX-5, Former Blue Angels A/C. TO AMARC as 1A0008 May 3, 1995. Currently in storage hangar at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.

161522 A

VX-5, Blue Angels A/C #5 crashed on railroad tracks 5 M S of Brawley, CA, during flt demo training 12-FEB-87 in El Centro, CA. LCDR David Anderson successful ejection. Fuel starvation.

161523 B

Former Blue Angels A/C. to AMARC as 1A0008 May 3, 1995.

161524 A

Blue Angels crash/MAC with 161973 23-JAN-90 at NAF El Centro, CA. CAPT C. Moseley successful ejection. Other A/C landed.

161525 A

Former Blue Angels A/C

161527 A

Former Blue Angels A/C. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA

161528 A

Former Blue Angels A/C. w/o 23 Jan 1990

161711 B

Former Blue Angels A/C. AMARC June 29, 2010

161723 B

Blue Angels FA-18B, #7, 2010

161746 B

Former Blue Angels A/C. St Louis Science Museum, St. Louis, MO

161931 A

Former Blue Angels A/C. Noted Aug 2003 stored at NAS Pensacola, FL

161932 B

VX-5, NFDS, A/C crashed 28-Oct-99 during airshow practice at Moody AFB, GA. LCDR Kieron O'Connor and LT Kevin Colling killed.

161941 A

Blue Angels A/C. Now on display as gate guard at NAS Jacksonville, FL.

161942 A

Blue Angels #4; Now on display at USS Lexington Museum, Corpus Christi, TX.

161943 A

Blue Angels A/C #7, Yanks Air Museum, Chino, CA

161945 A

Former Blue Angels A/C

161948 A

Former Blue Angels as #3 Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, Titusville, FL

161952 A

Blue Angels A/C. Seen on NATTC parking ramp at NAS Pensacola, FL

161955 A

Blue Angels A/C. Lost its nose radome in Hurricane Ivan Sep 15/16, 2004 while still at NAS Pensacola, it has been changed to the 2 tone gray paint scheme in current use by the Navy.

161956 A

Blue Angels #6 unable to maintain flight after A/C struck water causing engine/hyd damage. A/C crashed into Gulf of Mexico 6 M offshore in Gulf of Mexico nr Perdido Key, FL 1 Dec 2004 during familiarization flight. LT Ted Steelman ejected and was rescued.

161957 A

Former Blue Angels A/C. On static display at NAS Atlanta, Dobbins ARB, GA, until base closed. Plane was moved for display at NAWCTSD Orlando, FL.

161959 A

Former Blue Angels #2 National Museum of Naval Aviation Pensacola, Florida

161960 A

Former Blue Angels NAS Whiting Field Milton, Florida

161961 A

NAS Pensacola, Main Gate, Florida

161962 A

Former Blue Angels A/C. STRICKEN Jul 5, 2000. Seen on NATTC parking ramp at NAS Pensacola, FL Dec 27, 2004.

161963 A

Former Blue Angels A/C #2; Now on display at San Diego Air and Space Museum.

161964 A

Former Blue Angels A/C to AMARC as 1A0053 Aug 12, 1996. STRICKEN Jan 8, 2003.

161965 A

Former Blue Angels A/C. to AMARC as 1A0058 Jan 17, 1997

161967 A

VMFA-251 '88-89, VMFA-333 '89. Noted with Blue Angels Nov 2002 as #1
NAS Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas

161969 A

VMFA-251 '88-89, VMFA-333 '89.Former Blue Angels A/C. Seen on NATTC parking ramp at NAS Pensacola, FL Dec 27, 2004

161973 A

NFDS MAC WITH 161524 on 23-JAN-90, landed safely but Class A damage. STRICKEN in 1994. Offered for public sale by Air Capitol Warbirds as of Feb 2002. Has shown up on eBay by Landa and As Strickeniates. The registration N118FA was reserved May 27, 2004, taken up Aug 5, 2004.

161975 A

Former Blue Angels A/C; now static display NAS Pensacola.

161978 A

Former Blue Angels A/C.

161983 A

Former Blue Angels A/C. Now on display at US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.

161984 A

Former Blue Angels A/C. STRICKEN Sep 28, 1999. Now on display at Kalamazoo Air Zoo Museum, MI

161985 A

VMFA-251 '88-89, VMFA-333 '89.Former Blue Angels A/C. To AMARC as 1A0060 Jan 24, 1997.

162411 A

VMFA-142 A/C as of 2006; Still currently in use with the Blues as #5. located at the Hickory Aviation Museum in Hickory, NC

162419 B

VMFAT-101 SH-214. Three tone blue/grey camo. Mar. 2016. Blue Angels #7

162437 A

VFA-132 CV-43 '85-86. First Hornet combat in Operation Prairie Fire on March 24/15, 1986 and Operation El Dorado Canyon 15 Apr '86. With Blue Angels as No. 5, seen as such Oct 2006

162448 A

Was on display at NAS Oceana, VA, now on a stick at NAF El Centro painted as Blue 1 (although never used with Blues).

162826 A

VFA-195 CV-41 '86; Blue Angels Veterans Memorial Air Park, Fort Worth, Texas

162897 A

A VFA-195 CV-41'87. 21-APR-07, NFDS#6, A/C crashed during rendezvous near the end of an air show at MCAS Beaufort, SC. LCDR Kevin J. Davis did not survive. Eight people on the ground were injured.

163093 A

Retired Blue Angel now on display at the Pima Air Museum in Tucson AZ

163105 A

VFA-87 CVN-71 90-91.Blue Angels #6 Oct 2006

163106 A

Retired Blue Angel now on display at the Museum of Flight Seattle WA

163129 A

VFA-15 CVN-71 90-91. VMFA-122 '94, VMFA-451 '94-95, VMFA-115 '95, VMFA-122/BM-03, 1996. VMFA-122 '00-01. 163130 below is on display at NAS Corpus Christi TX, retired Blue Angel. No way to enter data in that slot.

163130 A

Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas

163435 C

VFA-81 CVN-69 '98, CVN-73 '00 Blue Angels FA-18C, 2011 Blue Angel #2 Located at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, TX

163439 C

Blue Angel #1 Located at the Udvar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian) in Chantilly, VA

163437 A

New Paint Job On Blue Angels Plane NAS JAX 10-3-09

163442 C

VFA-81 CVN-69 '98, CVN-73 '00. Blue Angels, 2011

163485 C

Blue Angel #4 Located at Yankee Air Museum in Belleville, MI

163498 C

Smyrna, Tennessee has built a memorial to Blue Angels pilot #6 Capt. Jeff "Kooch" Kuss USMC, Lee Victory Recreation Park, Smyrna, Tennessee

163451 C

VFA-86 '09-91. Blue Angels, 2011 Also first C model to go to Blue Angels.

163455 C

VMFA-212 2002, VMFA-212 '03. Blue Angels , 2011 Involved in the crash with Jeff Kuss aboard in 2016, in which he did not survive.

163464 D

Blue Angels , 2011 Blue Angel #7 located at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ (AMARG)

163468 D

Blue Angels , 2011 Naval Aviation Museum Pensacola

163485 C

FA-18C Yankee Air Museum

163498 A

VFA-81 '90-91. VFA-115 '98-00. VFA-147 '03. Blue Angels, 2011
Lee Victory Recreation Park, Smyrna, Tennessee

163535 C

Frontiers of Flight Museum

163705 C

Deployed aboard USS Independence for combat missions in support of Operation Desert Storm By 1993: VFA-192, NAS Lemoore, CA. By 1998: VFA-195, NAS Lemoore, CA. By 1999: VFA-147, NAS Lemoore, CA. By 3/04: VFA-125, NAS Lemoore, CA. By 5/09: Navy Flight Demonstration Team (Blue Angels), NAS Pensacola, FL By 5/21/09 to after 11/13/10; Blue Angels #1 By 2/2/11 to after 6/18/11 Blue Angels #4; By 4/4/19 to after 10/17/19; Blue Angels #6 By 11/9/19; Blue Angels #5

163708 C

NAS North Island

163765 C

8/13/89: TOS USN. Assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 113 (VFA-113), NAS Lemoore, CA. 12/90 to ca.3/91: Deployed aboard USS Independence for missions in support of Operation Desert Storm. By 1993: VFA-195, NAS Lemoore, CA. By 10/98: VFA-147, NAS Lemoore, CA. By 6/18/11: Navy Flight Demonstration Team (Blue Angels), NAS Pensacola, FL. #4 By 7/23/11 to after 11/12/11: Blue Angels #6; By 2/16/12 to after 3/3/12: Blue Angels #3; By 4/15/12: Blue Angel #6 ;By 4/28/12 to after 2/13: Blue Angels #3; By 12/13/13 to after 3/21/14: Blue Angels #5; By 4/12/14: Blue Angels #3; By 4/24/14: Blue Angels #2; By 4/26/14 : Blue Angels #5; By 5/17/14 to after 2014-10-26: Blue Angels #2

163766 C

Blue Angel #1 located at NAS Corpus Christi, TX

163768 C

VFA-192 CV-62 '93. VMFA-212 '02-03.
Blue Angels #4 Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

All in Blue Angel scheme and active:

F/A-18E

165534 f/n 01sep20 (2nd for BA)
165536 f/n 27jul20 (1st for BA)
165538 f/n nov20
165539 f/n dec20 (former grey test a/c)
165540 f/n 30dec20
165663 f/n dec20
165666 f/n 21oct20

Grey scheme and active:
F/A-18F

165673 f/n sep20
165674 f/n nov20

One of these was painted Dec20, most likely 165673 which was noted at Cecil that month.

The following were noted in 2019/2020 at FRC Cecil Field too, but haven't seen proof of these delivered.

F/A-18E

165535
165664
165665
165667

F/A-18F

165678 non-flyer, maintenance trainer only.

From Joe Gurney

FYI: The last of the legacies. Copy from Chris Finley, BA Tribute Group- Admin

I'm starting this post with the intention of listing the final locations for the last legacy jets that the team flew prior to the transition. Feel free to share any information you may have regarding the movements of Blue Angel legacy Hornets so that this list can stay up to date. Please note: Do not list aircraft on display prior to the transition in November 2020. This list is only for the legacy Hornets that the team recently retired. I will update this post as needed. Aircraft listed here are listed by bureau number (BuNo), model, tail number and location.

163708 F/A-18C NAS North Island

162411 F/A-18A Blue Angel #5 Located at the Hickory Aviation Museum in Hickory, NC

163435: F/A-18C Blue Angel #2 Located at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, TX

163439 F/A-18C Blue Angel #1 Located at the Udvar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian) in Chantilly, VA

163485 F/A-18C Blue Angel #4 Located at Yankee Air Museum in Belleville, MI

163766 F/A-18C Blue Angel #1 located at NAS Corpus Christi, TX

163768 F/A-18C Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

Copy from Chris Finley, BA Tribute Group- Admin

The last of the legacies.

I'm starting this post with the intention of listing the final locations for the last legacy jets that the team flew prior to the transition. Feel free to share any information you may have regarding the movements of Blue Angel legacy Hornets so that this list can stay up to date. Please note: Do not list aircraft on display prior to the transition in November 2020. This list is only for the legacy Hornets that the team recently retired. I will update this post as needed. Aircraft listed here are listed by bureau number (BuNo), model, tail number and location (tail numbers indicate the tail number the aircraft was delivered with).

162411 F/A-18A Blue Angel #5 located at the Hickory Aviation Museum in Hickory, NC

163435: F/A-18C Blue Angel #2 located at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, TX

163439 F/A-18C Blue Angel #1 located at the Udvar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian) in Chantilly, VA

163464 F/A-18D Blue Angel #7 located at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ (AMARG)

163485 F/A-18C Blue Angel #4 located at Yankee Air Museum in Belleville, MI

163708 F/A-18C Blue Angel #4 located at NAS North Island, CA

163766 F/A-18C Blue Angel #1 located at NAS Corpus Christi, TX

163768 F/A-18C Blue Angel #4 located at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum in Honolulu, HI