Blue Angels Safety Check At Jerome Airport
Jerome, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The Blue Angels show is only four days away and the pilots are arriving in Twin Falls.
In order to keep everyone safe flying, the military were testing aircrafts braking systems.
The Blue Angels took over the Jerome Airport.
The Air Force engineering group red horse squad from Montana installed a safety field.
"For safety sake they have to make sure they can stop the aircraft, they are very aware of the safety issues, the hydraulic systems can fail and so further so they have to have that back up contingency” said Jim O’Donnell, Director Air Magic Valley.
Aircrafts land at 450 mph and the emergency rope stops the plane at zero.
"This is strictly in case there is equipment failure or defect that occurs on the blue angels FA-18 and if they do lose braking effectiveness they would fly over here and you the arresting system” said Doug McFall, Blue Angles Liaison.
The safety check brought many locals out to watch the jet zoom into the sky.
"The citizens of Jerome County think this is a very neat thing to have part of the air show over here on the north side."
Spectator Russ Howell had a sight to see.
"What did I experience? Well increase blood pressure, panting, hyperventilation, loud noise; tinkling in the jam of my toes and my eyes were wide it was just thriving to see our boys and girls represented like the blue angels representing us” said Russ Howell, Spectator.
A life time experience some will witness this weekend.