FS2004 US Navy Blue Angels Grumman F9F-8T. The F9F-8t/TF-9J Cougar Trainer entered service with the Naval Air Training Command in 1957. The forward fuselage was extended by 34 inches to allow the crew members (student in front, instructor in rear) to sit in tandem under a large rearward-sliding canopy. An auxiliary windshield was provided internally ahead of the instructor's seat, which enabled the aircraft to be flown with a open canopy. The Blue Angels team used the F9F-8T as public relations aircraft during the F-11 Tiger years, from 1957 to 1968. Textures only, requires David Wooster's F9F Cougar (F9F_COUGAR.ZIP). By Juan Antonio Martinez C.