How Much Do The Blue Angels’ Jets Cost?

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Investing To Be The Best

The Blue Angels are a group of very qualified pilots who perform mind-bending aerobatics and are considered one of the best in the world.

Wikimedia CC / USN Flight demonstration Squadron

But to be the best, you’d have to invest in good equipment. And so far, nothing beats the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet for this job.

Not Your Typical Jet

These planes aren’t your typical fighter jets – they have highly-sophisticated control systems for the control stick, allowing for super precise controls. 

Wikimedia CC / USN Flight demonstration Squadron

To help facilitate their quick movements, the Super Hornet’s weapon systems are removed and replaced by “tanks” that produce the pretty colors you see in their demonstrations.

If these were ever needed in combat, they’d only need 72 hours to get ready!

The Cost Of One Super Hornet

That’s why a single Super Hornet costs around $65 million to purchase. That’s not all – you’d also need to shell out $3,000 for every hour of fuel it uses. 

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James R. Evans

This also doesn’t take maintenance into account, which can add thousands more in just a month!

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