I had to redo this LO when I realized that some of my journaling was wrong. The planes in the postcard are Hornets F-18s but the ones in the museum are A-4s. I replaced the first paragraph. When I took the second set of pictures to upload I noticed that the sticker star in the upper right had come off. I found it and replaced it but didn't want to take another set of pictures. I am including a close up of it from the previous pictures.
Used old cardstock , Creative Memories star punch, stickers from Wal-Mart. Ribbon from RAK
JournalL Nearly 3,000 A-4s were produced between 1956 and 1979, the Navy retiring its last Skyhawk in 2003, 51 years after the sea service issued a contract for the first prototype of the aircraft. During the years 1974—1986, the Blue Angels flew the A-4, three of the aircraft suspended in the Blue Angel Atrium having flown with the flight demonstration squadron during their service. All four of the aircraft flew combat missions during the Vietnam War.
The Blue Angels were formed in 1946 to demonstrate the meticulous training the Naval aviators can accomplish. Considered the Navy’s best recruiting tool, the F/A -18 Hornets perform all over the world and weekly “practice” shows at the Naval Aviation Museum. The F/A-18 Hornet has served the Blue Angels since 1987, the longest tenure of any airplane types assigned to the U.S Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron. The Hornets assigned to the Blue Angels have reached their limit when it comes to operational flying from aircraft carriers. To this end, the airplanes that thrill air show audiences around the nation each year are among the longest-serving F/A-18s in the Navy’s inventory, each with extensive history.