Fat Albert Temporarily Replaced

Fat Albert Takeoff

Fat Albert Takeoff

The famous blue and yellow aircraft that many airshow fans know as “Fat Albert” has been replaced, at least temporarily.

Back in June, Fat Albert was hit by a bird during flight which caused maintenance issues. Since the incident, the Blue Angels had been using another C-130 borrowed from another USMC squadron to move equipment and personal.

The replacement aircraft, affectionately known as “Ernie” will fill in for “Bert” in his time of need. However, “Ernie” will NOT be performing any flight demonstrations during his time with the Blues.

There is no current estimate on when Fat Albert may be back.

Info from a PNJ.com article contributed to this blog post

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