US Navy Looks To Start Up F-35C Lightning II Demonstrations In 2020

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Quick on the heels of yesterday’s disappointing announcement that the Navy’s Super Hornet Demonstration Team is cancelling all remaining performances this year (Update – the demos may still be happening!) comes some much happier news! The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) posted that the Navy has tentatively received approval for aerobatic F-35C Lightning II… 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

AirshowStuff Visits Star Wars Canyon – Photos And Videos Of Low Level Flying!

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Star Wars Canyon has exploded in popularity over the last few years, and in early March we decided to stop by and see what we could catch. As part of a week long trip all around the Southwest – from Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson up to Nellis AFB in Las Vegas to Star Wars Canyon… Read more

Blue Angels Treat Disney Visitors To Special Epcot Flyover

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Photo Courtesy of Blog Mickey The Blue Angels wowed Disney fans Thursday as they roared over Walt Disney World’s Epcot park. The signature Delta formation for F-18 Hornets made two passes over the area, including a Delta Breakout directly over the iconic Spaceship Earth sphere just after 10am. This morning, the @USNavy Blue Angels flew… Read more

Canada’s CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team Unveils Special Paint Design For 2019 Airshow Season

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The Canadian CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team has unveiled the special paint scheme that their jet will wear during the 2019 airshow season. The scheme first debuted as an illustration in a short video posted by the team. The theme for the 2019 season is the 70th anniversary of the NATO alliance, of which Canada is… Read more

Did You Notice The Burning Piano In Captain Marvel? Here’s The Special Meaning Behind It – And Its Connection To A Real Life Hero

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Millions of people will be heading to theaters to see Marvel’s new Captain Marvel movie over the next few weeks, but most won’t understand one special image in the movie. Near the beginning of the film, a quick flash of a burning piano is shown on the screen. Marvel movies are known for their detailed… Read more

US Air Force Heritage Flights Will Be Longer This Airshow Season

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The US Air Force Heritage Flight routine will have a new look in 2019! Air Combat Command’s single-ship demonstration teams (F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, and A-10 Thunderbolt II) and civilian Heritage Flight pilots just wrapped up their annual Heritage Flight Conference practice session at Davis-Monthan AFB. During the conference, they flew… Read more

FIRST LOOK At The New F-35 Lightning II Full Demonstration Profile

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The US Air Force F-35 Lightning II will be performing aerobatic demonstrations for the first time in 2019, and we’ve got a sneak peak at the new routine for you! Watch the video below for your first look at the full demonstration profile, including maximum performance loops, rolls, and one particularly eye-catching pedal turn. This… Read more

Civilian F-5 To Join Heritage Flight Program, Pyro Approved For F-22 And F-35 Demos

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An easy to overlook update from Air Combat Command has yielded some exciting developments with the Air Force’s single-ship demonstration and Heritage Flight programs! The update in question is the publishing of the 2019 version of the Demo Team Support Manual; a long document which spells out all of the requirements that airshows must meet… Read more