Blue Angels Return to Their Roots: F8F Bearcat

In 2009, the Horsemen Flight Team traded in their typical steeds of P-51 Mustangs for the round engines of the F8F Bearcat to honor the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The pilots, Jim Beasley, Ed Shipley, and Dan Friedkin met with the last surviving Blue Angel Al Taddeo before they joined up with the current Blue Angel Solos at the NAS Corpus Christi air show. It was a historic moment for everyone…then and now.