Blue Angels/Thunderbirds Thursday!
Today, we take a look at the Blue Angels Diamond formation and the Thunderbirds Diamond formation. You will notice that they are different. The Blue Angels fly what is called a "stacked" Diamond. By stacked, it is meant that the planes are vertically stacked in the formation, with the leader above both wingmen and the wingmen above the man in the slot or rear most position in the formation. The Thunderbirds fly a "flat" diamond. In the flat diamond, the aircraft fly with much less vertical separation.