Watch as Patrick Raycraft, a Photojournalist for the Hartford Courant gets a thrilling ride in the two seat U. S. Navy Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet with Lt. Cdr. Kevin J. "Kojack" Davis, Blue Angel #7.
The first week of March, Pat was in El Centro, California, photographing the winter training of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron. Pat flew almost 55 minutes in the cockpit. This is an amazing video of the highlights of that flight, taken with a cockpit camera recording directly on to a DVD recorder in the two seat F/A-18.
For the story and an interview with Blue Angel #1 Stephen "Boss" Foley visit and search for Pilotcast #33.
A sad update: U.S. Navy Lt. Cdr. Kevin J. "Kojack" Davis was killed in a tragic accident while performing in a F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet as Blue Angel #6 at the end of a Blue Angels air show Saturday April 21, 2007 at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina.
The Pilotcast extends condolences to Lt. Cdr Davis' family and the Blue Angels team.
Pat Raycraft revisited on Pilotcast #56 "Tribute to a Navy Aviator" to talk about the loss of Lt. Cdr. Davis and Pat's history with Cdr. "Axel" "Boss" Foley and The Blue Angels.