US Army Golden Knights 2015 Schedule Released

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US Army Golden Knights

Here is the 2015 airshow schedule for the United States Army Golden Knights! Remember that there are two teams for the Golden Knights, some some dates list two shows. It is not clear at this time which team is performing where but we will add that info once we have it.

March 28-29 Florida International Air Show / Keesler AFB Open House

April 11-12 Tyndall AFB
April 18-19 Thunder Over Louisville

May 2-3 Barksdale AFB Air Show / Dyess AFB
May 9-10 Millville Air Show
May 16-17 Great New England Air Show
May 22-23 Salute to Veterans Air Show / Jones Beach Air Show

June 6-7 Rockford Airfest
June 13-14 College World Series / Wings Over Whiteman
June 20-21 Bagotville International Air Show / Dayton Air Show

July 3-4 Dubuque Jaycees Air Show & Fireworks / Evansville Freedom Festival Air Show
July 11-12 Gary South Shore Air Show
July 18-19 Niagara Falls, NY / Oregon International Air Show
July 25-26 Milwaukee Air & Water Show

August 15-16 Chicago Air & Water Show/Ellsworth AFB Air Show
August 22-23 Greater Binghamton Airshow / Kansas City Aviation Expo & Airshow

September 1-3 Thunder Over the Boardwalk
September 5-6 Cleveland International Air Show
September 12-13 Reading Air Show (Pennsylvania) / Wings Over Waukegan
September 19-20 Upper Cumberland Airshow
September 26-27 California International Air Show

October 3-4 MCAS Miramar Air Show / Liberty Jamboree (State Park, NJ)
October 10-11 Rotor Fest 2015 All Helicopter Air Show / Army 10-Miler
October 24-25 Chennault Internatonal Air Show / Amigo Airsho
October 31-Nov 1 Stuart Air Show / JB San Antonio/Randolph AFB Air Show

Nov 7-8 Salute To Military Service Celebration

Raptors in Green Bay: the Packers Veteran’s Day Flyover

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F-22 Raptors in Green Bay

On November 14, 2014, four F-22 Raptors from Langley Air Force Base flew into Austin Straubel International Airport for the flyover of the Green Bay Packers versus the Philadelphia Eagles that following Sunday. With the restrictions on military flyovers being somewhat lifted, military aircraft have been flying over stadiums more frequently in the past few weeks. On the Sunday afternoon, approximately two hours before kickoff, business jets from around the country were flying into Green Bay carrying VIPs anxious to watch the football game. The ramp was full of parked King Airs and Gulfstreams, but four imposing F-22s sat front and center in a coned off section of ramp.

F-22 Raptors in Green Bay

While arriving guests checked in at the front desk of the FBO, the two flyover Raptor pilots geared up on a couch in the lounge. Ground crew also walked in and out, grabbed gear from a pile of rucksacks in the corner of the room. Many visiting pilots stopped to chat about the jets. About an hour before kickoff, the pilots and crew gathered at their jets. The famous Green Bay weather was brisk, with a strong wind making it feel even colder. One of the jets howled to life quickly, but the other coughed and sputtered and refused to get going. Luckily the pilot was able to slide into one of the other jets and start it up.

F-22 Raptors in Green Bay
F-22 Raptors in Green BayF-22 Raptors in Green Bay
Once they warmed up, they taxied out, gave the onlookers a wave, and proceeded to the runway. With a deafening full afterburner takeoff, they were airborne very quickly. Feeling the power of an F-22 Raptor taking off is an absolute treat.

F-22 Raptors in Green Bay

F-22 Raptors in Green BayF-22 Raptors in Green Bay
The stadium is only a few miles from the airport, and while we were able to see fireworks for the national anthem we didn’t see the jets go over. Low overcast may have prevented the flyover from happening, but they soon returned with a break to land over the airport and landed. The pilots got out, gave each other a high five, returned to the lobby, and grabbed a ride to the stadium. After all, even the pilots want to see the Packers!

F-22 Raptors in Green Bay

Order Now: 2015 Airshow Calendars Available!

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As 2014 nears it’s end, we here at AirshowStuff are excited to announce not one but two 2015 airshow photo calendars have been added to our store! These calendars are going to be printed in limited quantities so it’s important to order early! All orders received on or before December 5th will be guaranteed. Orders placed after that date will be filled only as our stock allows. Both calendars are spiral bound and printed on heavy cardstock. These are perfect gifts for the aviation lover in your life, or for yourself!

2015 AIRSHOWSTUFF CALENDAR

The 2015 AirshowStuff calendar is filled with our best photos from this past season and some previous seasons. These photos show a variety of airshow scenes so that you can relive the thrills all throughout 2015!
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2015 JET TEAMS CALENDAR

The 2015 Jet Teams calendar features photos of your favorite airshow performers; the US Navy Blue Angels, the USAF Thunderbirds, and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Fill your year with jet noise and high speed action!
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