Monday afternoon, the Blue Angels departed Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and headed northwest. Fat Albert Airlines headed north into Canada and made a fuel stop at Edmonton International Airport in Alberta, Canada. Onboard, Fat Albert carried various support personnel and two weeks worth of necessary parts and equipment as the team heads into week two of a three week trip away from home.
Further south, the famous Blue Angels Delta took a more lateral route and stayed just south of the border. After departing Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the jets touched down at Great Falls International Airport in Great Falls, Montana, surprising everyone in the area.
Just after midnight eastern time, which is 8:00 PM in Alaska, the Delta met back up with Fat Albert Airlines and the team touched down at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. The team will have a couple of days to rest, and then they'll be airborne over Alaska in preparation of this weekend's Arctic Thunder Open House and Air Show. Rain is expected over the next few days, but for the show this weekend, it'll be sunny skies with a high of 65 degrees. The team last performed in Alaska in 2014.
Upon completion of this weekend's show, the Blue Angels will make the trip back to the mainland and will touchdown in Seattle, Washington for Seattle Seafair, one of the team's biggest shows each year. That'll mark the end of a three-week road trip, and then the team will head home to Pensacola, Florida before heading northeast to Pennsylvania.
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