Pilot Killed In Crash At Airshow Of The Cascades

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Pilot Marcus Paine was killed today when his Stearman biplane crashed during a performance at the Airshow of the Cascades in Madras, Oregon. He was the only person on board and no one on the ground was injured. Paine was reportedly performing aerobatics when he hit the ground. The remainder of the airshow was canceled… Read more

Bearfeat Aerobatics Pilot Randy Harris And Passenger Killed In Crash Near Vance AFB

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Aerobatic pilot Randy Harris, who performed under the label of “Bearfeat Aerobatics”, was killed yesterday when his Skybolt biplane went down near Vance AFB in Oklahoma. His passenger, identified as USAF T-38 instructor pilot 1st Lt. Dale Bryan Shillington, was also killed in the crash. The aircraft was reportedly flying aerobatics when it went out… Read more

Greg Connell Killed in Plane Crash at 2016 Good Neighbor Day Open House Airshow

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A plane crash occurred at Saturday’s Good Neighbor Day Open House Airshow at the DeKalb Peachtree Airport, GA, killing aerobatic pilot Greg Connell. The crash happened just before 5pm, towards the end of the airshow. The airport, located northeast of Atlanta, was holding a one day airshow with Greg, Wildhorse Aviation, the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team,… Read more

SUN ‘n FUN To Feature Red Bull Air Race Demo

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Attendees of SUN ‘n FUN on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (April 8-10th) will be in for quite a treat. For the first time at a North American airshow, 80 ft pylons will be raised on the airfield and two pilots will compete on the resulting race course to demonstrate how scoring and timing of the… Read more

Airshow Pilots Prepare For 2016 Season

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The long winter stretch with little or no airshow activity is almost over! Soon the roar of jet engines and the sound of spinning props will ripple through the air, letting airshow fans know that the flying season is upon us! A few airshows have already occurred this year – AIR FIESTA 2016 occurred in… Read more

2016 Dates And Locations Announced For Red Bull Air Racing

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The 2016 dates for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship were announced today, and the 8-stop world tour will conclude with two stops in the US. The 7th stop will take place at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN before the series wraps up by returning to Las Vegas Motor Speedway in… Read more

Rob Holland Wins Gold at 2015 World Aerobatic Championships

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Rob Holland, US airshow pilot, has won an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal in the 28th edition of the World Aerobatic Championships in France. The Freestyle competition, held Saturday was the class that Rob won his gold medal in. Flying an MXS, he achieved a final freestyle score of 3360.2479 and a cumulative score of… Read more

Airshow Performers Ask for Fans’ Help

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It’s a well known fact that participating in airshows is expensive – planes, fuel, smoke oil, travel, and hotel costs all take a toll on the airshow performer. It’s harder and harder to get and keep sponsorship now than it used to be. As a result, a few airshow performers have taken to unconventional ways… Read more

Pilot Steve O’Berg Killed In Saturday Crash At Cameron Airshow

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Pilot Steve O’Berg was killed yesterday when his Pitts S-2B biplane crashed while performing at the airshow in Cameron, MO. No spectators were injured. Video of the crash shows the plane entering a spin and descending into a grove of trees before recovering. The airshow was cancelled for the rest of the day as a… Read more