Flying Fat Albert

The Blue Angels take this C-130 through its paces with wild air show maneuvers.

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Fat Albert puts on a show at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In and Expo, 2011.
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Captain Edward Jorge briefs the entire flight profile in detail with his crewmembers prior to the performance.
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The Captain also briefs the passengers on what to expect during the unusual flight.
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These crewmembers are getting ready to give the cargo area passengers a special roller coaster ride.
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The crew entry door lists all the crewmembers' names and is a little more inviting than the large rear ramp of the aircraft.
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Ben Chapman occupies the middle seat where he shouts out commands and operates the many switches in the cockpit ceiling.
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Right seat Captain Ben Blanton hangs on during a 60-degree bank and looks for reference points to line up Fat Albert for a low pass.
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A 25-degree pitch down attitude at slow speed sets Fat Albert up for a short field landing.
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The short field approach looks impressive from the ground as well.
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**Even after taxiing to parking and leisurely exiting the airplane, the brakes were still smoking from the high performance landing.
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