This month's cover:
The United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Blue Angels support aircraft, the Lockheed C-130T Hercules affectionately known as Fat Albert flies over the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon for a promotional photo. A long awaited and much anticipated inclusion of Fat Albert Airlines in the Blue Angels demonstration layout in Second Life will finally happen this year during the Independence Day Air Show at Agrippa.
Main cover story:
Faaaaaaaaaat Albert is here!Serving with the Navy Flight Demonstration Team Blue Angels since the very start, Fat Albert always flew in support of the squadron but never integrated the team's demonstrations during the last two seasons. Dedicated to transmit as much as possible the ideals and procedures of the real life Blue Angels, it was the squadron's intent not to fly the emblematic aircraft in its demonstration capacity without a USMC crew, as it is made of U.S. Marines. With the successful ending of her internship with the squadron, Major Dominique van Dongen has made the team whole as she will take command of Fat Albert for the 2018 Season, starting on July 4, for this year's ID4 to be held once more at CinSal International Airport. Here you can find the 2018 Independence Day Air Show program.
SL15BHappy 15th anniversary Second Life!
The Blue Angels join Second Life's 15th Birthday (SL15B) celebrations and we have set up a small stand in the Stupendous region, where several aerobatic teams are also represented.
VMFAT-101 2012 F/A-18B - A very special HornetOn 2 November, 2012, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 101 held a dedication ceremony during which a restored F/A-18B Hornet was unveiled specially painted with the names of four Medal of Honor recipients. This aircraft was the subject of a 12 unit Limited Edition by Eight Shades of Blue. See the bird in question here and find out more about it in this month's Special Section.
[ Update: The last of the available 12 units was sold shortly after this article was published! A new Limited Edition of a USMC Hornet will be placed in the market soon. ]
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