• Blue Angels fly over downtown Pittsburgh for photo shoot


    PITTSBURGH - If you saw low-flying planes over Pittsburgh Wednesday, it wasn't by mistake.
    The US Navy’s Blue Angels flew six F-A 18 Hornet Jets over the city's skyline for a photo shoot.
    Social media lit up with excitement.  Lots of photos were posted on Facebook and tweeted on Twitter.
    In Westmoreland County, Channel 11’s Joe Holden got an in-flight look at a pastor’s ride of a lifetime.
    The Rev. Joe McCaffrey of St. John Paul blasted into the sky in a F-A 18 Hornet.  McCaffrey soared more than 15,000 feet.
    “It was like being strapped to a rocket ship,” he said.
    McCaffrey spent some 40 minutes aloft.
    “It’s like you’re in another world,” he said.
    The Blue Angels will be performing at the Westmoreland County Airshow this weekend at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. WPXI-TV is a proud sponsor of the event.

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