Red Arrows Add Two Canadian Stops To 2019 North American Tour

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The Royal Air Force Red Arrows have announced two additional stops to their 2019 North American tour, which kicks off in August. In addition to their previously announced stops, the famous aerial demonstration team will be visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 7-11 and Vancouver, British Columbia on September 24-27. There are not currently airshows… Read more

EAA Releases “Year Of The Fighter” Daily Airshow Schedule For AirVenture Oshkosh 2019

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EAA has released the preliminary airshow schedule for AirVenture 2019! As usual, this early list is subject to change is outlines what will fly each day, but does not include specific times. However, the list does offer a good look at what to expect, and includes some surprises that we are excited to see! Here… Read more

Canada’s CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team Unveils Special Paint Design For 2019 Airshow Season

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The Canadian CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team has unveiled the special paint scheme that their jet will wear during the 2019 airshow season. The scheme first debuted as an illustration in a short video posted by the team. The theme for the 2019 season is the 70th anniversary of the NATO alliance, of which Canada is… Read more

Blue Angels Set To Kick Off 2019 Airshow Season This Weekend

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The 2019 US airshow season will kick into high gear this weekend when the Blue Angels perform at NAF El Centro in California. The team has been at the base for months, flying the 120 practice flights that make up their winter training syllabus. We visited El Centro last week to get a look at… Read more

2019 US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstration Airshow Schedules Released

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The 2019 schedule for the US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demo Teams has been released! This year’s schedule, while still a lot less than the ACC Demo Teams, includes one more show than the 2018 schedule. Like last year, the schedule is reduced due to busy training schedules, aircraft maintenance struggles, and the phasing out… Read more

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

Three Golden Knights Injured In Training Accident; Two In Critical Condition

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Three members of the US Army Golden Knights parachute team remain hospitalized tonight after they were injured early this morning during a pre-dawn training jump at Homestead ARB near Miami. The incident occurred right around 4am, when two of the soldiers were airlifted and the third was transported by ambulance. Two remain in critical condition… Read more

First Female F-16 Demo Team Commander Suddenly Removed From Team

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Less than two weeks after being confirmed as the 2019 USAF F-16 demonstration pilot and leader of the demo team – the first female commander of any single ship ACC demo team – Capt. Zoe “SiS” Kotnik has been removed from the position. Col. Derek O’Malley, the commander of the 20th Fighter Wing which is… Read more