Step Up Your Flying With Some Jet Time From Victory Flight Training

posted in: Miscellaneous, Warbirds | 0
Almost every private pilot dreams of some turbine time in their logbook; cranking a nimble tactical jet through aerobatics and extreme G forces. Victory Flight Training offers the opportunity to do just that, and they’re ready to get you in the cockpit. More than just a joyride-for-hire operation (although let’s face it, there’s a lot… Read more

ICAS Announces 2018 Airshow Award Winners

posted in: Miscellaneous | 0
Several stars of the airshow industry took home top honors at this year’s annual International Council of Airshows Convention in Las Vegas, NV. SWORD OF EXCELLENCE Julie Clark, known best for her patriotic red, white and blue T-34 act was awarded the Sword of Excellence, the airshow industry’s highest honor. This award is presented to… Read more

George H. W. Bush To Be Buried In Blue Angel Socks As Eternal Tribute To Navy Service

posted in: Jet Teams, Miscellaneous, Popular Posts | 0
When former President George H. W. Bush is buried this week, the US Navy Blue Angels will be with him. On his socks. The 41st President was well known for his love of colorful socks, often using them to make a statement or support a cause. Bush’s spokesman Jim McGrath shared this image on Twitter… Read more

Vintage Airliner Crashes After Abbotsford Int’l Airshow

posted in: Airshows, Miscellaneous | 0
A vintage aircraft crashed after the Abbotsford International Airshow on Saturday. The vintage biplane, a de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide operated by the Historic Flight Foundation, was reportedly attempting to take off with a load of paying passengers Saturday evening when it experienced trouble and came down hard near the runway. At least five passengers… Read more

Greg Shelton To Be Awarded 2018 Bill Barber Award For Showmanship

posted in: Aerobatics, Miscellaneous | 0
The 2018 recipient of the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship is Greg Shelton, someone known across the airshow industry for his various acts and performances. Shelton, who began performing in airshows in 1990, had an interest in aviation from an early age. In 1982, Greg began flying lessons in a J-3 Cub, but traded in… Read more

Memorial To Honor Blue Angel Pilot Nears Completion, Public Dedication

posted in: Miscellaneous | 0
The finishing touches are being put on a memorial to honor Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, who was killed when his F/A-18 Hornet crashed during a practice flight demonstration in Smyrna, Tennessee in June 2016. Kuss, who was in his second year on the team, was loved by many. He also was popular in the media,… Read more

Aftershock Jet Truck Coming To Airshows In 2018

posted in: Miscellaneous | 0
Darnell Racing Enterprises is adding a new jet truck to their lineup! Claimed as the world’s fastest fire truck at an amazing 407 mph, as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records, the “Aftershock” jet truck is a new addition to the Darnells’ already popular collection of jet vehicles. The Darnell family also owns… Read more

A Three Mile Explosion! Tora Bomb Squad Smashes Own World Record For Longest Wall Of Fire

posted in: Airshows, Miscellaneous | 0
The Tora Bomb Squad, led by Gordon Webb, and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma announced they have set the world record for the world’s longest wall of fire on March 18, 2017 at the MCAS Yuma airshow. The record was officially certified for 4,890.9 meters, or roughly 16,046.5 feet. That is equivalent to 3.04… Read more

Naval Academy Unveils “Blue Angels” Uniforms For 2017 Army-Navy Football Game

posted in: Jet Teams, Miscellaneous | 0
Each year, the Naval Academy brings out the best uniforms for their game versus Army. This year is no different, as the Midshipmen will head onto the field in these amazing Blue Angels-inspired uniforms to face off against the Army Black Knights. The uniforms are designed as a tribute to the US Navy’s flight demonstration… Read more

Slot Pilot Gene McNeely Retires From Aeroshell Aerobatic Team

posted in: Miscellaneous | 0
Gene McNeely, the slot pilot for AeroShell Aerobatic Team, performed his final air show on November 5th in Stuart, Florida. He had spent the last 24 years flying the slot position for AeroShell. Gene got the flying bug as a kid. After serving in the United States Navy, he used his G.I. Bill to finish… Read more