One of the coolest things about the airshows in Grand Junction is the backdrop. I don’t think there is another show anywhere in the country that can compete with the view. The Book Cliffs with Mount Garfield serve as a focal point and make for some unique scenes. Here, the Blue Angels’ cargo plane, a C-130J Super Hercules nicknamed ‘Fat Albert’, banks hard with the mountain in the background. Fat Albert is flown by a crew of U.S. Marines and carries support equipment and personnel between show sites for the Blue Angels. This image was taken this past Friday during the teams’ practice.
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