Blue Angels fly into Alabama ahead of 2018 air show

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Two pilots with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels landed in Alabama recently as part of their preparation for next year's Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that Lt. Andre Webb and Lt. David Steppe arrived at a private hangar at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport in their signature blue and yellow McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet.

It is the fighter jet that the squadron's pilots fly in their demonstrations across the nation.

Their recent visit to Tuscaloosa was part of a site-surveying tour of more than 30 locations where the Blue Angels will perform next year.

The Tuscaloosa air show in April will mark the fifth time Blue Angels have performed over Tuscaloosa since 2009.