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

The US Navy Seems To Be Expanding Legacy Flights In 2019! What About Super Hornet Demos?

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Last year was a rough one for the Navy’s single-ship demonstration presence at airshows. While F/A-18C Hornet and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet demonstration teams used to visit dozens of shows each year, they performed at just seven events (the six listed and their home show at NAS Oceana) in 2018. This dramatic decrease comes from a… 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

Royal Air Force Red Arrows Announce Initial Schedule For 2019 US And Canada Tour

Update: The schedule has expanded by several shows. Make sure to follow along in our forums for the latest info! The Royal Air Force Red Arrows have released an initial schedule for their highly anticipated 2019 North American Tour! This is the first visit by the Reds since 2008, when they made several appearances during… Read more

Blue Angels Release 2019 Pensacola Practice Schedule

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The US Navy Blue Angels have released their 2019 Pensacola practice schedule! Although the team travels the country during the year, they return home to NAS Pensacola in Florida most weeks. In order to stay proficient in their demanding routine, they traditionally fly practice performances over the base on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during airshow season… Read more

Lethbridge Airshow Postponed To Summer Of 2020

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The next Lethbridge International Airshow will not take place until 2020. The event, last held in 2017, traditionally takes place every other year, but organizers decided that several factors made a 2019 show unworkable. They announced the change yesterday. One of the factors is the passing of long-time show volunteer and board member Brent Botfield.… Read more

Set Your Airshow Plans With Our New Airshow/Aviation Event Calendar

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Looking to plan your airshow schedule in 2019? AirshowStuff is happy to unveil our new calendar of airshows and aviation events in the US and Canada! This calendar combines the major military/jet team schedules and other known events into a single list for easy browsing and comparison. You can use the filters to search by… Read more

Thunderbirds Add Traverse City To 2019 Airshow Schedule

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The US Air Force Thunderbirds have added the National Cherry Festival Airshow in Traverse City, MI to their 2019 performance schedule! The June 29-30 weekend was previously marked as open after the cancellation of the Rhode Island Airshow in November. Because the following weekend is booked out as a mid-season break before the team travels… Read more

Interesting Observations From The 2019/2020 Military And Jet Team Schedules

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Last week we got our best glimpse yet as to what the 2019 and 2020 airshow seasons will look like when the jet team and military demonstration schedules were announced at the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Convention in Las Vegas. We here at AirshowStuff were the first to post them publicly, and you… Read more

Canadian CF-18 Hornet Demo Team Announces Theme And Pilot For Limited 2019 Season

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The Royal Canadian Air Force has announced that the theme of the 2019 CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team will be celebrating the history of the RCAF and highlighting Canada’s role in the NATO alliance. They also announced that the demonstration pilot for the 2019 airshow season will be Captain Brian “Humza” Kilroy from Alberta. Each year’s… Read more