Remember that scene where in the movie "Top Gun" Maverick flew a $21 million jet upside down &18 inches away from another jet below him…close enough to snap a Polaroid? Well the Blue Angels just did it for realzy. The US Navy’s insanely talented Blue Angels just showed us what that may have felt like in real life in an incredible demonstration off the east coast. The team is currently based in Pensacola, Florida, and one of its 15 members is from right here in Charlotte. Lt. Garrett Hopkins is a native of Charlotte, and graduated from South Mecklenburg High School in 1997.
You can see the Blue Angel’s full demonstration schedule at their website here – www.BlueAngels.Navy.mil.