WATCH: Must See Videos From EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

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The annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh airshow is well underway and the week has already provided some awesome highlights. On Monday, the F7F Tigercats flew. Unfortunately, upon landing, one of them encountered a gear issue, but we’ve heard the aircraft has been fully repaired since then. Tuesday featured the departure of the Honeywell Flying Testbed 757.… Read more

Daily Airshow Schedule For EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

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The Experimental Aircraft Association has released the daily airshow schedule for EAA AirVenture 2018! Take a look below and see some of the awesome aircraft and performances that will be taking place. Noteworthy inclusions on the schedule: Monday will feature “FLS Microjet and Cri Cri with Ford vehicle drifting”, an unusual combination that will surely… Read more

Greg Shelton To Be Awarded 2018 Bill Barber Award For Showmanship

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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

Dan Buchanan Killed In Hang Glider Accident At Mountain Home AFB Airshow

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An accident at an airshow in Idaho has killed hang glider pilot Dan Buchanan. Buchanan was flying at the Gunfighter Skies Air and Space Celebration at Mountain Home Air Force Base. At this time, the cause of the crash is unknown. The remainder of Saturday’s show, including the performance by the USAF Thunderbirds, was canceled.… Read more

Canadian Snowbirds Visit Blue Angels, Perform In Pensacola

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The Canadian Forces Snowbirds made a visit to NAS Pensacola, home of the US Navy Blue Angels, ahead of their show in Anderson, SC. The team arrived Sunday night, and joined the Blues in ‘buzzing the beach’, their tradition when returning home from a show. Because the Snowbirds were low on fuel, the teams did… Read more

Thunder In The Valley Airshow To Cease Operations Following 2018 Airshow

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The Thunder in the Valley airshow, held annually in Columbus, GA will not be returning in 2019. The Board of Directors of the event announced that due to raising costs and a difficulty in obtaining sponsorship money, the event would not continue. “We feel the air show competes with many other events for the same… Read more

Canadian Forces Snowbirds To Visit Blue Angels, Perform For Pensacola

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The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be making a rare and surprise appearance at NAS Pensacola next week! The team will be performing demonstrations over the base on May 15 and 16. The Blue Angels also have practice demonstrations those days, but their May 15th (and May 18th) performances are shown as not open to the… Read more

Belgian Air Force Unveils STUNNING “Dark Falcon” F-16 Paint Scheme

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The Belgian Air Force has finally unveiled an absolutely incredible paint scheme after teasing it for weeks. The “Dark Falcon” F-16 will serve as the primary aircraft used by the country’s F-16 Fighting Falcon solo display team for the next three airshow seasons. The scheme is a nod to the callsign of the demonstration pilot,… Read more

2018 US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstration Airshow Schedules Released

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The 2018 schedule for the US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demo Teams has been released, but there’s not a whole lot to see. Due to training and other requirements, the demo teams are severely limited in their performances this year. As of the April release, only four shows have been approved with two listed as… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds Cancel Appearance At Wings Over Columbus 2018

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The USAF Thunderbirds have canceled their planned appearance at the 2018 Wings Over Columbus airshow at Columbus AFB in Mississippi. The move was announced in a video update by Thunderbird #1 following the death of Thunderbird #4, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, in a crash during practice last week. The team had previously announced they were… Read more