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The Blue Angels are back in Imperial County

The Blue Angels arrived this morning in Imperial County and many residents were able to see the smoke in the sky

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - They flew four and a half hours from Pensacola, Florida to train for the El Centro annual air show

The Blue Angels will have two months of training before showing us what they are made of.

Commander Officer and Flight Leader Alexander Armatas said it's his first time flying with the blue angels.

“The opportunity to join the blue angels and represent those eight hundred thousand navy marine core members to the general public was something I couldn't pass... so I applied and I was lucky enough to be selected for the team, said Alexander Armatas.

Moises Mercado, who works with emergency equipment says goodbye to the blue angels. He served four years with them and this year will be his last.

"Representing over eight hundred thousand sailors and marines and it is also fun I am ready for this to be my last year. I am excited but it is also going to be sad when I leave," said Mercado.

When asked why is imperial county the ideal place for the blue angels to train they said the weather is great in California.

 The Blue Angels have called Imperial County their second home since 1967.


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