One Dead After Warbird Crashes During Florida Airshow Practice (Updated)

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Update (11/2/19) – The name of the pilot has been released to the public. Dr. Joe Masessa was the sole occupant of the aircraft at the time of the crash. He owned the Mohawk and performed at airshows under the “Mohawk Airshows” brand. Although organizers attempted to continue the show, weather eventually forced the cancellation… Read more

Snowbird Pilot Safe After Jet Crashes Near Atlanta Air Show

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Photo by Brandon Wynn/Hover-Slam Photography A pilot with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds team was forced to eject from his aircraft before it crashed earlier today. Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier, Snowbird #5, is reportedly doing fine after parachuting to safety. The CT-114 Tutor aircraft impacted a field, leaving no injuries or damage on the ground. Photo courtesy… Read more

WWII-Inspired Paint Scheme For A-10 Demo Jet Unveiled – Why It’s A Mustang Instead Of A Thunderbolt

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The A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team has unveiled the special paint scheme that we reported on earlier this month! A video posted by the team shows part of the painting process and the finished aircraft taking to the skies. Several photos of the jet were also shared on Air Force social media pages. The “Hun… Read more

Exclusive Photos Of The A-10 Demo Team’s WWII-Inspired Warthog Paint Scheme

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Photo Courtesy Scott Frink Earlier, we told you about the special paint scheme the A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team will be displaying next year. The design is inspired by a WWII P-51 Mustang. The only glimpse of the partially completed A-10 came through a short teaser video shared around social media and showed a large… Read more

A-10 Warthog Demos Are About To Look Even Cooler

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The A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team’s aircraft will be sporting a new look in the near future! After rumors earlier this year, several mentions have begun appearing online indicating that an A-10 is currently in the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron (EMS) paint shop at Davis-Monthan AFB getting a special color scheme to be flown on… Read more

Join The Action At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019!

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 officially kicks off on Monday, but the flying action is already in full swing with thousands of aircraft arriving this weekend! We have already covered many of the exciting details about the lineup and schedule, including the Year of the Fighter theme. It’s shaping up to be a spectacular show! We… Read more

New “Fat Albert” C-130 Expected To Join Blue Angels In 2020

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The US Navy has taken the next step toward getting “Fat Albert Airlines” flying again. The Naval Air Systems Command awarded a $29.7 million contract to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence this month for a C-130J Hercules aircraft. The C-130 will head to the Blue Angels to serve as their transport. The team retired… Read more

Wings Over North Georgia Airshow Cancelled In 2019; Will Return In 2020

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The 2019 Wings Over North Georgia airshow has been cancelled. No reason was given for the sudden news, but organizers were quick to focus on 2020, when the US Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the event. The airshow, which takes place in Rome, GA was scheduled for August 31-September 1. They were awarded a spot… 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

USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team Updates Schedule, Replaces Oshkosh With RIAT

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In the second major schedule update of the night, the US Air Force’s F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team released a new 2019 appearance schedule which removes EAA AirVenture and the Milwaukee Air and Water Show. Instead, the team will now perform at the Grand Junction Airshow in Colorado, which the A-10 team was previous scheduled… Read more