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That performance at Reading in 1969 (I was wrong about the date before) was the first time I saw the Blue Angels. They were flying in really crappy weather, worse than we saw this weekend at Alliance: ceilings were at best 1000' and it rained much of the day. The Blues put on a low show in the Phantoms that took advantage of the hilly terrain around Reading, frequently disappearing from sight. The other performance I recall was a Helio Courier demo that took off in its own length from the taxiway a few feet beyond the crowd line, climbed at a ridiculously high deck angle and low airspeed to maybe 100' AGL, then made a steep 360 over the crowd. Those were the days...