We have refreshed and redesigned “The First Blue Angel” website for the first time since going live in 2004. We hope you enjoy it.
The redesign was done for us by Site-Spin. We intend to update the “First Blue Angel” going forward as appropriate relevant information becomes available.
Legendary Navy pilot and father of the Navy’e Flight Demonstration Squadron- Blue Angels retired Capt. Roy “Butch” Voris, returned to NAS Jacksonville lastl week for the 2004 Air Show. “It’s great to be back here,” said a jubilant Voris with a broad smile on his face. “No matter where I go in the world, NAS Jacksonville is home. This is where it all startedalmost 60 years ago. This place will always be known as the birthplace fo the ‘First Blue.’” Read more.read more
Amidst the hussle and bussle of the California Air Show, a gala program was conducted on October 1st, celebrating and honoring the life and service of the First Blue Angel, Butch Voris. Butch Voris made a symbolic arrival aboard the Blue Angels C130 transport aircraft, affectionately known as Fat Albert. As he deplaned, Butch was flanked by current and former Blue Angel Team members and accompanied by Rear Admiral Steve Turcotte. With over 500 people in attendance, Jim Vanderzwann, the master of ceremonies, introduced a range of speakers that...read more
FirstBlueAngel.com Website Launched to Honor Butch Voris, Founder of the Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team
(Palo Alto, CA) September 8, 2004: An extensive website featuring a wide range of photographs, maps, flight logs and other memorabilia has been launched to honor Captain Roy M. “Butch” Voris, USN (retired) founder of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Team. The website, which features a “retro” design motif, is located at www.FirstBlueAngel.com. The Web site is being launched in conjunction with the official introduction of Voris’ biography. Written by award winning author, Robert Wilcox, with a forward by renowned astronaut James...read more
First Blue Angel adds a new gallery to the site, Butch Voris Flight Logs. Here you will find images of Butch’s flight logs from 1942-1954.read more
After three years of work by Bob Wilcox (www.robertwilcox.com) “First Blue”, the biography of Butch Voris, WWII fighter ace and founder of the US Navy Blue Angels, is about to be officially launched. “First Blue”, to be published by Thomas Dunne Books of St. Martins Press (www.stmartins.com), will debut in conjunction with the California Air Show (http://www.salinasairshow.com/) in Salinas, CA, on October 2nd and 3rd, 2004. This year’s show will feature none other than the Navy’s World Famous Blue Angels (...read more
Today marks the launch of firstblueangel.com. This site is not meant to be a commercial e-commerce site, but rather a portal for people who wish to know the story of Butch Voris, the First Blue Angel. Yes, we will be selling his book here, but all of the net proceeds will be donated to charities listed on the site. Here you will find Butch’s personal photo collection, many of which have never been seen before. We will continue to add photographs to the gallery and work on making the captions even more specific than they already are. In...read more