This weekend at their air show in Patuxent River, Maryland the Blue Angels will be going green.
For the first time ever, the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron will incorporate Biofuel with their standard petroleum-based jet fuel.
While the Navy has experimented with Biofuels in some of their other aircraft, this will be the first time all six Blue Angel F-18 Hornets have flown burning the Biofuel mix.
Last month Blue Angels Commanding Officer Captain Craig McWherter flew his F-18 utilizing the mix of fuels, and he noted that there were no noticeable performance differences from inside the cockpit.
“This weekend’s performance is the ultimate demonstration of the Navy’s commitment to reducing dependence on foreign oil, as well as safeguarding our environment through the incorporation of cleaner, more sustainable and renewable energy sources,” said MC3 Andrew Johnson of the Blue Angels’ public affairs office.