Scott Anderson ’82

Off Scott Anderson ’82 Goes, Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Alumni have their last chance to see a jet-flying Bobcat this summer as Scott Anderson ’82 serves his final year with the Blue Angels, the Navy flight demonstration squadron based in Pensacola, Florida.Anderson joined the Blue Angels in 1992 after serving with Attack Squadron 174; the “Bulls” of VA-37, deployed aboard the USS Forrestal; and Strike Fighter Squadron 106. He has accumulated more than 4,100 flight hours and 285 carrier landings.

Anderson flies “slot,” directly behind the flight leader in the Angels’ tight, diamond-shaped formation. The Angels fly the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet.

This year, the Angels celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their 1946 founding. In the last five decades, the Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators worldwide.

The Angels’ schedule for 1996 (subject to change):
6-7 Traverse City, Michigan
13 Pensacola Beach, Florida
20-21 Dayton, Ohio
27-28 Springfield, Illinois

3-4 Selfridge, Michigan
10-11 Seattle, Washington
16-18 Miramar, California
24-25 Chicago, Illinois
31-9/2 Cleveland, Ohio

1-2 Cleveland, Ohio
7-8 Scotia, New York
14-15 Grand Junction, Colorado
21-22 Topeka, Kansas
28-29 Midland, Texas

5-6 Point Mugu, California
12-13 San Francisco, California
19-20 Bowling Green, Kentucky
26-27 Jacksonville, Florida

2-3 New Orleans, Louisiana
8-9 Pensacola, Florida