Clarksville grad part of Blue Angels

Ryan Peterson renovates and maintains old Navy fighter jets that perform acrobatic aerial Blue Angels demonstration shows, traveling at speeds of 1,200 mph.

Ryan Peterson, a Clarksville 2002 graduate, has been part of the Blue Angels squadron the past two years. He’s the only Iowan in the 134 personnel.

What is harder than flying a former fleet F/A-18 Hornet jet acrobatically for the Blue Angels?

Getting the F/A-18 Hornet jet prepared to operate.

Clarksville 2002 graduate Ryan Peterson, a 10-year Navy veteran, has been a part of the elite Navy demonstration squadron the past two years, renovating and maintaining end-of-life fighter jets as a ground mechanic.

Read full story in the Aug. 7 Clarksville Star.