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Thursday
Jun282012

Video: 1970 Super 8 Home Movie: Blue Angels In F-4J Phantom II's (Mesmerizing) 


 With this video you get flicker, lint, and projector noise. But the cool part is, I think all of that is truly genuine. That's what makes this 3-1/2 minutes of vintage 1970 home movie (Super 8mm) so mesmerizing to me... it's just awesome. It's the most unusual little portal into a part of Blue Angels history in the early part of the 5+ years that they flew the McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II. Filmed at Suffolk County AFB in Long Island New York in 1970, this film reminds me so much of the many airshows I attended when I was around 10 years old in that same era.

 There's a chance some of you just won't get this video, it'll seem odd and very unimpressive. I'm willing to risk that to be able to share it with the others who, like me, will think it's one of the coolest things they've seen in a long time. It's also kinda neat that it was uploaded only a little over a month ago and only had 125 views when I found it. A big thanx goes to youtuber distar97 for putting this little gem of history on the net for us to see. And wow, I had definitely forgotten how hot the F-4 looked in that Blue Angels paint!

 

UPDATE 6-29-12: Wanna watch this video with amazing background music?

First, mute the audio in the video window (you might have to hit play first, then just click the speaker icon to mute), then click here to open new browser tab with some awesome music on youtube - then start the music (it may start on its own), and after about 8 seconds, start the Blue Angels video. It's stunning. Seriously. STUNNING. It made me cry.

A big thanx to Jenessa who discovered this combo and shared it on the AirPigz facebook page.

 

Video (film) screenshot: Blue Angels F-4J Phantom II during 1970 airshow in New York


Screenshot: The Super 8MM view shot thru trees of a Blue Angels F-4J in 1970

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Reader Comments (7)

I loved the Blue Angels F-4 Phantoms. Saw them several times during those years. Such power!

June 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHolger

Fantastic! Have you seen "Threshold" the video documentary of the Blues during the Phantom years? It's excellent. Search for "Blue Angels Threshold DVD".

June 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSawdust

ATTENTION!

Wanna watch this video with amazing background music?

First, mute the audio in the video window (you might have to hit play first, then just click the speaker icon to mute), then open a new browser tab with this music on youtube - then start the music, and after about 8 seconds, start the Blue Angels video. It's stunning. Seriously. STUNNING. It made me cry.

A big thanx to Jenessa who discovered this combo and shared it on the AirPIgz facebook page.

June 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMartt (admin)

Blue Angels, I have been films on record in Japan 40 years ago from now!

July 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaz

F4's are BRUTES! Cannot beat the F4 Blues... memories of my childhood ... they just shook you to the bone!

Great combo w/ the music syncro deal!.

Paul

July 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

Coolest video ever. You can almost smell the hot film.

Adding a smoke generator to a Phantom seems to be a bi superfluous.

I still remember the feeling of raw power when those Phantoms routed past. I will always picture th Blue Angels in my mind just like this. A hammer, instead of the F-18's rapier.

July 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku guy

Really really enjoyed this video. Brings back memories of me and my parents at air shows when I was a kid. Thanks for posting this.

August 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJason

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