The Double Farvel. Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker

Inside the Cockpit: Behind the Scenes with the Blue Angels

Ward Carroll provides insight into the cockpits of the Blue Angels.

Do you know the difference between the Double Farvel and the Diamond Barrel Roll? Just how different is the high show from the low show? How fast do the Super Hornets fly, and just how many Gs can you stand until you black out?  

To answer many of our questions, we turned to Ward Carroll, former U.S. Navy F-14 RIO and the face behind the Ward Carroll Youtube Channel. With decades of experience both in jets and covering them from the ground, he provides us with an insider’s perspective on what’s really happening up there.

You can see the extended version of our interview with Ward Carroll on our YouTube channel.