Number of posts : 34 Age : 32 Location : Atlanta, Ga. Registration date : 2009-01-08
Subject: "Threshold: The Blue Angels Experience" - movie link 4/8/2009, 2:35 am
Uploaded it to my FTP - figured I'd share it with you guys.
Right click/save-as - big file, about 900 mb. 1:45 mins. http://www.03svtcobra.net/Videos/ThresholdBlueAngels/ThresholdBlueAngels.avi
For any formation flying / Blue Angels fans this is an outstanding documentary about the Blues and formation flying. It contains a lot of excellent footage from inside/outside the pit along with the radio chatter and pilot commentary and great narration. Filmed during their '69-'71 season I believe. I love the Phantom and it really looks awesome in that blue paint.
I've about worn out the old VHS copy. I first saw it when I was a kid and just keep popping it back in every once in a while, never gets old.
I looked around forever for a VHS or DVD and found this site early this year - a replacement VHS was impossible to find - DVD looks good though.
Trailer I put together http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzm45r2t10g
If you want to buy the DVD. http://www.thresholdtheblueangelsexperience.com/
Harley Hall #1 was shot down in a Phantom on the last day of hostilities in Vietnam, last tailhook pilot to go down and last American to be classified as a POW in the war. No one really knows what ever happened to him - some think he lived several years as a POW after the war was over - pretty sad. http://www.tailhook.org/HallSu99.htm
Interesting to read the posts by the guys that knew him/flew with him or tried to rescue him http://www.virtualwall.org/dh/HallHH01a.htm
Skip Umstead #6 was killed in a low altitude mid-air flying for the Blue's as team leader in '73. http://www.umstead.org/marvinskip.html
"Threshold: The Blue Angels Experience" - movie link