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

[Updated] A-10 Thunderbolt II Demo Team Replaces F-16 Demo At AirVenture And Milwaukee

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Update: Shortly after our original post, the F-16 Fighting Falcon Demo Team released an updated schedule of their own which removed EAA AirVenture and Milwaukee from their schedule, among other changes. Stay tuned for any future updates! Original post: Just days after the US Air Force’s F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team officially added EAA AirVenture… Read more

F-35 Demonstration Team To Join F-16 And F-22 Demo Teams At EAA AirVenture 2019

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The “Year of the Fighter” theme at this years EAA AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, WI just got a boost with the addition of the US Air Force’s F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team! The team announced the schedule update on social media today. Before this update, EAA was already set to host the F-22 Raptor and… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels And F-22 Raptor Team Up For Rare Photo Flight (Updated)

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Photo: 2nd Lt. Samuel Eckholm/USAF F-22 Demo Team The pinnacle of US air power was on display over South Carolina yesterday, as the US Navy Blue Angels joined a US Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighter for a formation photo flight over Beaufort, SC. The Blue Angels’ Public Affairs office published these amazing shots taken… Read more

“Year Of The Fighter” – EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Themes And Highlights Beginning To Take Shape

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The Experimental Aircraft Association is giving fans a look ahead at the 2019 EAA AirVenture airshow! The event will be held July 22-28 in Oshkosh, WI – a town now synonymous with the world’s largest aviation gathering. This year will actually mark the 50th time the event has been held in Oshkosh after previously being… Read more

Offutt AFB Cancels 2019 Airshow After Devastating Flooding

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The 2019 Defenders of Freedom Air & Space Show at Offutt Air Force Base has been canceled. The event was scheduled for June 1-2 and would have been headlined by the US Air Force Thunderbirds. The base announced the cancellation today, in the midst of absolutely devastating floods that have taken over much of the… Read more