Pilot Killed In Flying Wing Crash Identified

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Photo Courtesy of Planes of Fame Air Museum The pilot killed in Monday’s N9M Flying Wing crash has been identified as David Vopat. He was flying the one-of-a-kind aircraft near its home base in Chino, CA when it crashed into a prison yard in nearby Norco. You can read more about the N9M in our… Read more

Last Surviving N9M Flying Wing Crashes in California; Pilot Killed

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Photo Courtesy of Jeff Cook / Live~N~Loud Photography Update: The pilot has been identified. The last remaining example of a Northrop N9M Flying Wing prototype crashed near Chino, California today, taking the life of the pilot, whose name is being withheld for now. The aircraft was owned and operated by the Planes of Fame Air… Read more

Pilot Killed, Two Others Injured When Rare de Havilland Venom Crashes On Takeoff In Wisconsin

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Pilot Marty Tibbitts was killed on Friday when his de Havilland DH-112 Venom aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff. Marty was on a formation training flight when the accident occurred. The aircraft crashed into a barn near the airport, killing dozens of livestock and injuring two people on the ground. The Venom, along with a de… Read more

GEICO Skytypers Pilot Ken Johansen Killed In Long Island Crash

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Ken Johansen, a member of the the GEICO Skytypers airshow team, was killed earlier today when his SNJ-2 aircraft crashed in Melville, NY on Long Island. Witnesses say the aircraft encountered an issue in flight, leading to the crash. The crash site was in a residential area not far from the team’s home airport, the… Read more

Rob Holland Back In The Air After Crash Landing; Will Resume 2018 Airshow Schedule

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Airshow pilot and four time consecutive world freestyle champion Rob Holland is ready to take to the skies at airshows across the states again after being reacquainted with an old friend. Holland has leased his previous MX2 from the current owner, Marty Flournoy. Holland sold the aircraft to Flourney, himself an aerobatic pilot, after acquiring… Read more

CONFIRMED: A-10 Warthog Aerobatic Demonstrations Returning In 2018!

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Get ready Warthog fans! The wait is over. A-10 Warthog single-ship demonstrations will return to the skies at airshows across the nation in 2018. In a statement released by Air Combat Command this week, we learned an A-10 demonstration team will be based at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ. They will perform at approximately 14… Read more

Kyle Franklin Flies It Like He Stole It, Collects Bill Barber Award At EAA AirVenture 2017

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Second generation airshow pilot Kyle Franklin was awarded the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship during an annual ceremony on Tuesday evening of EAA AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh, WI. The Bill Barber Award for Showmanship began in 1986, and is awarded to air show performers or teams that have demonstrated great skill and showmanship. World Airshow… Read more

American Kirby Chambliss Wins Budapest Red Bull Air Race

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American Kirby Chambliss has taken the victory in the 4th race of the 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Series. Chambliss was the first to take on the track among the Final 4, which was made up of Pete McLeod (CAN), Martin Sonka (CZE) and Yoshihide Muroya (JPN). His time was 1:00.632, the second fastest… Read more

Red Bull Air Racer Mike Mangold Killed In Plane Crash

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Mike Mangold is dead after he was involved in an L-39 Albatros crash Sunday afternoon. Witnesses to the crash say that the aircraft was attempting to takeoff from Apple Valley Airport in Apple Valley, CA when it encountered an issue and crashed. Apple Valley Fire and Police Department spokesman Jason Nailon said that as “the… Read more

Airplane that Led the D-Day Invasion Appears at Oshkosh

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If you’re heading to Oshkosh, look for a part of history on the airfield! Aircraft number 42-92847, nicknamed “That’s All, Brother,” will be on display all week in Boeing PLaza. The aircraft is the C-47 that led Mission Albany. The aircraft group that it flew with was a formation of 432 aircraft which launched just… Read more