Blue Angels Legacy Hornet and Hercules Scrapbook

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ Blue Angels have retired all of their Legacy aircraft during the 2020 calendar year. Gone is the Marines KC-130T “Fat Albert Airlines” transport, as well as the F/A-18A/B/C/D Hornets.

New aircraft in the form of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and a KC-130J (formerly an RAF Hercules C.5 transport) will begin their campaign with the start of the 2021 air show season.

Here’s a look back of all of the airframe types being retired by some of the photographer team. Enjoy!

McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F/A-18 Hornets:

Lockheed Martin KC-130T Hercules:

Ken Kula

Assignment and Content Editor, writer and photographer A New Englander all of my life, I've lived in New Hampshire since 1981. My passion for all things aviation began at a very early age, and I coupled this with my interest of photography during college in the late 1970s. I spent 35 years in the air traffic control industry, and concurrently, enjoyed my aviation photography and writing adventures, which continue today. I've been quite fortunate to have been mentored by some generous and gifted individuals. I enjoy contributing to this great site and working with some very knowledgeable and equally passionate aviation followers.

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