MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) - One of the renowned Blue Angels precision flying team members touched down in southern Illinois on Friday.
Navy Lieutenant Ryan Chamberlain is the only Blue Angel pilot to graduate from Southern Illinois University.
He is one of eight Blue Angel pilots.
While on the ground, he talked to SIU aviation students at the university.
For some, the Blue Angels are the only reason they became a pilot.
"As soon as these guys came through, there was so much noise and so much action going on I was just like, alright, that's what I want to do," said Daniel Johnson, SIU aviation student.
Chamberlain joined the Blue Angels in September 2012.