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Blue Angels fly over Annapolis for Naval Academy Commissioning Week

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Posted at 6:37 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 08:46:15-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — It's the annual Blue Angels flight demonstration.

People call in sick, kids come home from school and they pack the shores of the Severn River and the Naval Academy for this action-packed display of our military.

This is the 73rd time the Blue Angels have flown over Annapolis, a tradition going back to 1946. This is all a part of Commission Week for the Midshipmen leading up to graduation on Friday.

"It’s a rush, and I get to excited. Oh my God, like, right now they’re coming across and I love it," said Emily Frank.

This will be one of the last times to see these F/A-18 Hornet jets in Annapolis. After next year, they are scheduled to move to a new fighter jet, the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Even though the Navy has been using this model since 1986, they still are impressive.

"Yeah, it’s incredible. Just the power, it’s amazing. The precision, the team work, it’s excellent," said Kevin Abner

Three of the pilots are Naval Academy graduates. There time spent in Annapolis did them well. The precision left many awestruck .

A lot of people have seen the Blue Angels several times, but for some this is their first time here.

"I didn’t know how loud they were going to be or how close they get," said Nicole Convissar.

Convissar lives in Severna Park but will be moving to Germany for work soon. She has never seen the Blue Angels so she thought she would do it before she leaves town.

"To see how close they get to the crowd is so amazing. I’m so glad I came," said Convissar.

The team of America’s most talented fighter pilots will perform the fly over for the Mids graduation.