2021 MFS Blue Angels

Our current squadron is very diverse with members representing various regions of the United States to include Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Michigan, and California. Some of our team’s real-life professions include pilots, police officers, military officers, and airline mechanics. Our team contains both active duty and retired military personnel, all of whom are serving or have served their country with honor and distinction. In addition to the aforementioned, our members come from various levels of flight experience ranging from highly trained simulator pilots to real-life corporate & commercial pilots and Flight Instructors. Although our backgrounds and levels of experience are diverse, there are a few things that we all have in common:

  • A love of flight

  • An admiration of the precision and teamwork exemplified by the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, better known as the “Blue Angels”.

  • The drive to bring flight simulation to a new level of high performance flight demonstration.

The crew coordination and flying skills required to fly our routine does not happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication and practice! The MFS Blue Angels demonstration team train, practice and rehearse all flight operation procedures from the show start “engine startup” to flying the sequence of demonstration formations (simply known as “the Demo”) down to parking and “engine shutdown”. We try our best to replicate the precision, professionalism and showmanship displayed by the real Blue Angels.  Each member is hand-picked by the team based on their flying ability, availability, and above all, their personality/professionalism. When it comes to choosing our teammates, we abide by this saying very strongly. You will find that we have one of the closest bonds in the Microsoft Flight Simulator community.

  • #1 | BENJAMIN DUDLEY

    // Flight Leader / Commanding Officer

  • #2 | KEVIN MILES

    // Right Wing

  • #3 | KEVIN REID

    // Left Wing

  • #4 | ZACK STRONSKI

    // Slot

  • #5 | HARRISON FREY

    // Lead Solo

  • #6 | VACANT

    // Opposing Solo

  • #7 | VACANT

    // Narrator

  • #8 | VACANT

    // Events Coordinator

  • ROSS BELFIORE

    // C-130 "Fat Albert" Pilot

  • MIKE MCCARTHY

    // Maintenance Officer

  • JUSTIN HENDRIX

    // Executive Officer

#1 | BENJAMIN DUDLEY

// Flight Leader / Commanding Officer

Hailing from Valdosta, Georgia, and born in South Carolina, Benjamin Dudley callsign, “Razor” is the Commanding Officer/Flight Leader of the MFS Blue Angels a position he moved to in October of 2018, “Razor” previously flew as the Opposing Solo of the FSX Blue Angels from November 2014 to July 2015, and as the team’s Lead Solo from July of 2015 to September of 2018.

Benjamin has an associate’s degree in computer programming, is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems. Along with aviation, Benjamin also enjoys golf and Frisbee golf in his free time.

In real life, Benjamin has accumulated roughly 20 hours of flight time in Cessna 172s and has soloed three times. Benjamin also has experience with Microsoft Flight Simulator dating back to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.

“Razor” joined the FSX Blue Angels in November of 2014, and held the Flight Lead/Commanding Officer position through the team’s transition from FSX to MFS in 2020.

#2 | KEVIN MILES

// Right Wing

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#3 | KEVIN REID

// Left Wing

Kevin “Vindy” Reid resides in Miami FL, and has been the left wing pilot for the FSX blue Angels since 2013.

Kevin currently works in the film and television business home based in Miami. Having started his own company in 2004, travels around the country working on various movies and TV shows, doing everything from media editing, camera work, and producing. In Addition to flying in simulators, Kevin also enjoys a variety of hobbies that include building models, R/C Cars, Trains, and boating in beautiful Miami.

Though Kevin’s aviation experience is mostly limited to Simulators he has flown gliders and is hoping to expand on that in the future. Kevin also has a long background with many flight simulators and teams, dating all the way back to Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.0 and the original Falcon 1.0.

“Vindy” joined the FSX Blue Angels in March of 2013, and held the Left Wing position through the team’s transition from FSX to MFS in 2020.

#4 | ZACK STRONSKI

// Slot

Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, Zack Stronski callsign, “Iceman” flies the Slot position for the MFS Blue Angels a position he moved to in April of 2019, “Iceman” previously served as the Narrator for the FSX Blue Angels from January of 2019 to April of 2019.

Zack is currently a senior in high school and plans to attend college after he graduates. Along with aviation, he also enjoys spending time with his family and sim racing.

Zack does not have any real-life flying experience yet, and his experience with flight simulators dates back to FSX in 2018.

“Iceman” joined the FSX Blue Angels in January of 2019, and held the Slot position through the team’s transition from FSX to MFS in 2020.

#5 | HARRISON FREY

// Lead Solo

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, but a Cajun at heart, Harrison Frey, call sign, “Saint” returned to flying the lead solo position in February of 2019 after a brief stint flying in the slot position beginning in October of 2018, “Saint” was also previously the Commander/Flight leader of the FSX Blue Angels from July of 2015 to September of 2018, and the team’s Lead Solo from 2013-July of 2015.

Harrison is employed as a superintendent for a commercial general contractor where he coordinates contractors construction process of projects. Along with aviation, Harrison’s other activities and hobbies include radio-controlled aircraft and boating. Through the course of his aviation experiences,

Harrison has accumulated flight time in aircraft such as the Cessna 172, and the Cirrus DA-20. Harrison also has experience with Microsoft Flight Simulator dating back to Microsoft Flight Simulator 98.

“Saint” joined the FSX Blue Angels in August of 2012, and held the Lead Solo position through the team’s transition from FSX to MFS in 2020.

#6 | VACANT

// Opposing Solo

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#7 | VACANT

// Narrator

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#8 | VACANT

// Events Coordinator

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ROSS BELFIORE

// C-130 "Fat Albert" Pilot

Information coming soon!

MIKE MCCARTHY

// Maintenance Officer

Information coming soon!

JUSTIN HENDRIX

// Executive Officer

Justin Hendrix, call sign “Jimi” is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and is the Executive Officer for the FSX Blue Angels.  Currently residing in Naples, Italy, Justin serves as a commissioned officer for the United States Navy, where he manages and maintains IT  and communication resources for the United States military.  When he is not tirelessly adjusting and testing the FSXBA F/A-18C, Justin enjoys other hobbies which include motorcycling, music, and sports.

​Over the span of his aviation career, Justin has earned his Private Pilot’s License and has accumulated over 200 flight hours in various aircraft to include the Cessna 152/172, T-6 Texan 2, T-1 Jayhawk, and the T-39 Sabrehawk.  Justin also has experience with Microsoft Flight Simulator dating back to Microsoft Flight Simulator 95.

​Jimi created the FSX Blue Angels in December of 2007, and held the Executive Officer position through the team’s transition from FSX to MFS in 2020.

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