Canadian Snowbirds Resume Full Operations; 2020 Performances Delayed Until June

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Jet Team schedules won’t be released until next week, but the Canadian Forces Snowbirds have already confirmed that their 2020 show season will not start until June 6th. The team is over a month behind their planned training schedule following an October crash at the Atlanta Air Show in Georgia. Pilot Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier, Snowbird… Read more

Snowbird Pilot Safe After Jet Crashes Near Atlanta Air Show

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Photo by Brandon Wynn/Hover-Slam Photography A pilot with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds team was forced to eject from his aircraft before it crashed earlier today. Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier, Snowbird #5, is reportedly doing fine after parachuting to safety. The CT-114 Tutor aircraft impacted a field, leaving no injuries or damage on the ground. Photo courtesy… Read more

Here Are Some Awesome Photos (And Videos!) From The Massive New York City Flyover Today

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Photo Courtesy RAF Red Arrows Earlier this morning, the Royal Air Force Red Arrows, USAF Thunderbirds, USAF F-35 Lightning II Demo Team, and USAF F-22 Raptor Demo Team came together for an awesome parade of military aircraft over New York City. The teams flew down the Hudson River, over the Statue of Liberty, and back… Read more

Massive Multi-Team Photo Flight Planned For New York City, Statue Of Liberty Thursday

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Photo courtesy of the New York International Air Show UPDATE 7:27pm – Shortly after our original post (below), it was announced that the Blue Angels will not be able to participate in the flyover parade. Instead, the F-22 Raptor Demo Team will join in. Original Post – The airspace over New York City will be… Read more

RAF Red Arrows Set To Kick Off 2019 Tour Of US And Canada

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The Royal Air Force Red Arrows are headed to North America! The team will be here through an 11 week deployment in both Canada and the United States. With more than 20 displays and 98 separate ground engagements, the tour will be the first chance North American airshow fans have to see the team since… Read more

Blue Angels Announce New Officers For 2020 Season

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The US Navy Blue Angels have announced some new faces that will be joining the team! The two F/A-18 Hornet demonstration pilots, two C-130 Hercules pilots, maintenance officer, and public affairs officer will assume their roles before the 2020 airshow season. Marine Corps Maj. Frank Zastoupil, of Kingwood, Texas, is an F-35 Lightning II pilot… Read more

Blue Angels To Headline Expanded Independence Day Celebrations In Washington DC

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The US Navy Blue Angels will headline a series of flyovers and military demonstrations planned for the 4th of July in Washington, DC. The annual celebration of American independence in the nation’s capital is being expanded by President Trump after he witnessed a Bastille Day military parade in France. Details are still limited, but the… Read more

New “Fat Albert” C-130 Expected To Join Blue Angels In 2020

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The US Navy has taken the next step toward getting “Fat Albert Airlines” flying again. The Naval Air Systems Command awarded a $29.7 million contract to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence this month for a C-130J Hercules aircraft. The C-130 will head to the Blue Angels to serve as their transport. The team retired… Read more

Red Arrows Add Two Canadian Stops To 2019 North American Tour

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The Royal Air Force Red Arrows have announced two additional stops to their 2019 North American tour, which kicks off in August. In addition to their previously announced stops, the famous aerial demonstration team will be visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 7-11 and Vancouver, British Columbia on September 24-27. There are not currently airshows… Read more

“Fat Albert” C-130 Retires From Blue Angel Duties

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The current “Fat Albert” has flown her last show. Of course, “Fat Albert” is the name given to the C-130 Hercules transport assigned to the famous US Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron. Their current C-130T aircraft (BuNo 164763) has had numerous issues in recent years and saw extended periods of down time for maintenance… Read more