QF-4 Phantoms To Perform Flyover At Sunday’s NASCAR Race in Texas

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USAF QF-4 Phantom IIs
This Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway will have a special treat – two QF-4 Phantoms for the pre-race flyover!

The flyover is scheduled for 2:02 pm eastern, 1:02 central time before the start of the race.

The QF-4s will base out of the Fort Worth/Alliance Airport, about 14 miles north of Fort Worth and very close to the Texas Motor Speedway. Expect them to arrive on Friday, November 4th.

If you live in the area, you may want to head out to catch the Phantom one last time. It’s possible the pilots may do some low approaches on arrival and departure!

What’s it like to flyover thousands of people in a QF-4? Find out in our RideAlong video below from Oshkosh!

USAF Thunderbirds To Fly Over New York City, Statue of Liberty, And World Trade Center

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USAF Thunderbirds Flyover Statue of Liberty in New York City
Photo credit: NY Airshow/USAF

Flyover alert! Six red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons of the US Air Force Thunderbirds will fly over famous sights around New York City, NY on the morning of September 2nd.

The team will flyover the Statue of Liberty and up the Hudson River, setting up a unique photo opportunity with the World Trade Center. If you live in the area and want to see the flyover yourself, Battery Park, South Cove Park, Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, or Nelson A. Rockefeller Park should be good vantage points for the flyover Friday morning in Lower Manhattan. Liberty State Park or J. Owen Grundy Park on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River would also be good vantage points.

The six jets are expected over the landmarks around 9:45 am. AirshowStuff will be sure to post some pictures and videos of the flyover after it happens for those who can’t see it in person!

2016 Indy 500 and Coke 600 Flyovers!

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Coke 600 Flyover to Feature 4 F-15Es

Sunday is a great day if you love aviation, or racing. With Indycar in Indianapolis for the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR in Charlotte for the Coke 600, there’s plenty of racing action. With Memorial Day on Monday, both racing series are honoring those who flew and gave their all with flyovers before the races.

The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 will feature two flyovers. The first flyover will be a two ship formation of a TBM-3E Avenger and a P-51 Mustang. Both aircraft are from the Commemorative Air Force. The second flyover will be a four ship of F/A-18 Hornets and E/A-18G Growlers from VFA-81 and VAQ-139. VFA-81 is based at NAS Oceana while VAQ-139 is home based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington State.

Four F-15E Strike Eagles will fly over the Coke 600 in Charlotte as well. Weather pending, the flyover should occur around 6pm. You can watch the race on your local ABC affiliate.

Flyovers Announced For The 100th Running Of The Indianapolis 500

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F-18 Hornets - Indy 500 Flyover 2016

Before the race car engines roar to life for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, the roar of airplanes will greet fans.

The first flyover will be a two ship formation of a Douglas SBD-5 and a P-51 Mustang. Both aircraft are from the Commemorative Air Force.

The second flyover will be a four ship of F/A-18 Hornets and E/A-18G Growlers from VFA-81 and VAQ-139. VFA-81 is based at NAS Oceana while VAQ-139 is home based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington State.

IMS President J. Douglas Boles said in a press release that, “This year’s flyovers will be thrilling, and represent the perfect blend of past and present we’re celebrating at the 100th Running of the Indy 500.”

FLYOVER ALERT: Food City 500 (Bristol Motor Speedway) – April 17th, 2016

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Bristol Motor Speedway - Food City 500 Flyover

AirshowStuff has learned that two A-10 Warthogs from Moody AFB in Georgia will flyover the Food City 500 this Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway! The race can be seen on your local FOX affiliate. The flyover is expected around 1pm Eastern. If you live in North Eastern Tennessee, you may get a glimpse of the jets flying around before they do their flyover. They will launch from the Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Blountville and make the short trip over to the track for the flyover.

AirshowStuff Photographer Ricky Matthews will be on site and will try to get some video or pictures to post!

Two USAF F-35s to Flyover Sunday’s NASCAR Race

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USAF F-35 Lightning II - Luke AFB - NASCAR Flyover

Two F-35 Lightning IIs from Luke AFB will perform the flyover of Sunday’s NASCAR race (3/13/16) from Phoenix International Raceway. The race, which can be viewed on your local FOX affiliate around 3:30 pm Eastern, is not far from the base. Time on target is 3:32:30 exactly and the jets will fly from turn 4 to turn 1!

This isn’t the first time F-35s from Luke have performed flyovers. You may remember jets from Luke performed the flyover for the Pro-Bowl in January of 2015.

USAF F-35s will also be participating in 2016 Heritage Flights, flying alongside current USAF aircraft and historic fighters from previous conflicts. You can view the 2016 schedule for the F-35A Heritage Flights here!

FLYOVER ALERT: Thunderbirds in Las Vegas

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thunderbirds flyover
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a fly-by over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to start the NASCAR Kobalt Tools 400, March 9, 2014.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr., Released)

The USAF Thunderbirds will fly over the Kobalt Tools 400 this Sunday, March 6th. Expect the flyover around 3pm Eastern, noon Pacific. You can watch ‘NASCAR on Fox’ on your local Fox affiliate.

The team, based at nearby Nellis AFB, has performed the flyover at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for many years. The Thunderbirds will also fly their season-opening Creech AFB Appreciation Show soon, on March 8th.

See the rest of the 2016/2017 Thunderbirds schedule here

FLYOVER ALERT: Atlanta Motor Speedway NASCAR Race

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t38

If you’re heading to the NASCAR Race at Atlanta Motor Speedway you’ll be treated to a USAF Flyover! 2 T-38s will fly over the Hampton, GA race track before the start of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. The race will be broadcasted on your local Fox affiliate as well with the flyover expected around 1pm.

In addition to the flyover and race, numerous military salutes and performances by military drill teams will be performed at the race.

If you go, snap a picture and post it on our Facebook page! We’d love to see it.

FLYOVER ALERT: USAF Thunderbirds to Flyover 2016 Daytona 500 This Sunday

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Thunderbirds fly over Daytona

Don’t miss an early season appearance by the USAF Thunderbirds this Sunday as the USAF’s aerial demonstration squadron flies over the 2016 Daytona 500! Expect the jets to soar over the 1st Motorsports Stadium around 12:45-1pm eastern on Sunday, February 21st. The flyover will be shown on TV on your local FOX affiliate.

If you’re going to the race, the team will sign autographs from 9:00 am-9:40 am in the Sprint FANZONE located in the infield of the track.

This will mark 7 straight years the team has flown over the historic Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL. The Thunderbirds will fly six F-16 Fighting Falcons as part of their “Delta” formation in the flyover.

On Wednesday, Chase Elliott, pole winner for the 58th Daytona 500 and his father, former NASCAR driver Bill Elliott both flew with the Thunderbirds.

The Thunderbirds, who released their 2016 and 2017 schedules at the International Council of Airshow Convention in December, will also flyover the 2017 Daytona 500, scheduled for February 19th, 2017.

The US Navy Blue Angels Will Fly Over Super Bowl 50 In San Francisco

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US Navy Blue Angels Super Bowl 50 Flyover

The US Navy Blue Angels will provide the national anthem flyover at the beginning of Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco. The team has teased the appearance recently but uploaded the above image to their Facebook page tonight in an apparent confirmation of the rumor. It will not be a tremendously long trip for the Blues as they are currently in California for their winter training at NAF El Centro rather than their home base of NAS Pensacola in Florida. The game, featuring the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, will take place at Levi’s Stadium on February 7th. Last year’s Super Bowl featured a flyover by the USAF Thunderbirds.

Make sure you tune in for the pregame festivities!