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FPP190 - What it's like to Lead the Blue Angels


Gil “Duster” Rud has led a charmed life, from meager roots on a North Dakota farm to joining Naval Aviation and eventually commanding the Navy’s demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels.

Duster explains leading the Blues in general and during the difficult transition from flying the A-4 Skyhawk to the F/A-18 Hornet.

Pick up a copy of Duster’s book, From the Prairie to the Pacific and learn more about him on the Blue Angels Phantoms channel here.

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