part of that annual naval celebration is an air show, including the u.s. navy blue angels in their f-18 hornets. my thanks to my amigo ed in tucson for sending me the link -- take your time, enjoy the digital photographic images and the captions for each. also explore the video links at the bottom of the page -- especially the one labeled "3 sneak passes". i wish i'd been there ! !
here's a sample image -- a hornet doing a low-altitude sneak pass, doing 700 mph (just shy of supersonic), at 20 feet above the water.