USAF Thunderbirds 2016/2017 Airshow Schedule Released

posted in: Airshows, Jet Teams, Schedules | 6
Here is the 2016 airshow schedule for the United States Air Force Thunderbirds! Will you see them in 2016? Let us know! Post on our Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show! 2016 Appearance Schedule – US Air Force Thunderbirds Updated 5/25/16 – Latest updates are in bold Feb. 21: Daytona… Read more

Wings Over Waukegan Announces Cancellation For 2015

posted in: Airshows, Jet Teams | 0
The Wings Over Waukegan airshow announced on Facebook today that the board of directors has elected to cancel the 2015 show, scheduled for September 12-13. The announcement cites lack of financial standing as well as aerobatic box logistics as the reasons behind the decision. This is extremely disappointing news for Midwest airshow fans, as the… Read more

Blue Angels and Snowbirds Fly Together In Rare Joint Photo Shoot

posted in: Jet Teams | 1
Most airshows compete fiercely just to secure one jet team appearance, and it’s a very rare event for one show to land two teams! This weekends airshow in Evansville, IN is one such rare occasion. The teams in attendance, the US Navy Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, decided to take full advantage of… Read more

Blue Angel #5 Loses Part Of Wing At Rockford Airfest

posted in: Jet Teams, Popular Posts | 17
An unusual moment occurred at the Rockford Airfest yesterday when Blue Angel #5 lost a piece of his wing! The outer portion of the leading edge flap on the left wing went missing some time before or during the Line Abreast Loop. The flap is an aircraft control surface that helps the wing maintain lift… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds Fly Over New York City For Photo Mission

posted in: Jet Teams | 1
In a rare sight, 7 USAF F-16 Fighting Falcons belonging to the USAF Thunderbirds flew over New York City today as part of a photo mission. The 6 delta pilots and a photo ship flew over Long Island, taking pictures over One World Trade Center, the 9-11 Memorial, Central Park and the Empire State Building.… Read more

Canadian Snowbirds And CF-18 Hornet Spring Practice/Air To Air Photos

posted in: Jet Teams, Military, Popular Posts | 0
For the past few weeks, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet demo teams have been ripping up the skies over Comox, BC, practicing their routines for the upcoming air show season, now just around the bend. We were lucky enough to participate in observing their practices and operations last week, and even a unique… Read more

Blue Angels UCAV Poster Available In The AirshowStuff Store

posted in: AirshowStuff, Jet Teams, Miscellaneous | 0
Without a doubt, our April Fool’s post about the Blue Angels transitioning to unmanned aircraft has proven to be our most popular post ever! We got numerous requests for a printed version of the fantastic graphic that went with it, edited by our own Anthony Richards. Today we are happy to announce that we have… Read more

Here’s The Awesome Mini-Demo Flown By Thunderbirds 7 And 8 At Thunder Over Louisville

posted in: Airshows, Event Recap, Jet Teams | 0
As we predicted a couple weeks ago, Thunderbirds 7 and 8 had a moment in the spotlight this past Saturday at the Thunder Over Louisville airshow when they thrilled the crowd with a mini-demonstration. As far as we are aware, this is the first dedicated aerial performance by 7 and 8 ever! It appears they… Read more

Road Work Forces Deke Slayton Airfest (La Crosse, WI) To Postpone Airshow Until 2017

posted in: Airshows, Jet Teams | 1
The airshow cancellations just keep on coming. The latest show to cancel their 2015 effort is the Deke Slayton Airfest in La Crosse, WI, which was scheduled for the weekend of August 8-9. Organizers announced yesterday (just hours after the Wings Over Wasaga cancellation) that the show will not be happening this year due to… Read more