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

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

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 a short stint in the US and Canada. The Reds will cross paths with the North American display teams several… Read more

BREAKING: US Navy Blue Angels Pilot Suffers Landing Mishap In El Centro

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An unnamed pilot of the US Navy Blue Angels was thankfully uninjured after a landing mishap at NAF El Centro today. The pilot was landing at the base when the aircraft’s main landing gear failed to extend properly. The pilot was able to make an emergency landing with the F-18 Hornet without injuring himself or… Read more

Planes Of Fame Airshow Lawsuit Settled; Popular Event Will Continue

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The legal dispute between the Planes of Fame Air Museum, the Flying Tigers Aviation FBO, and the Yanks Air Museum has been settled. The lawsuit, which aimed to end the popular Planes of Fame airshow put on by the museum, was initially filed immediately before the 2017 airshow. Several airport tenant companies alleged that the… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds Cancel Appearances After Fatal Accident

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Following a crash which killed Thunderbird #4, the team has canceled some upcoming shows. As of April 6th, the team’s performances at March AFB and Sun ‘n Fun have been canceled. The rest of the season schedule is still to be determined. Canceling shows while the team stands down to investigate the mishap and take… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels Delta Flyover Planned For San Diego This Week

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Heads up San Diego! The US Navy Blue Angels will be performing a delta formation flyover this Thursday during a Change of Command ceremony for the Commander of Naval Air Forces (CNAF). Naval Base Coronado shared the news on Facebook earlier today. The six blue and gold jets will fly over Naval Air Station (NAS)… Read more

Blue Angels Return To El Centro For 2018 Winter Training Period

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The Blue Angels have returned to their winter home at Naval Air Facility El Centro in California! The team flew into the base, located about 87 miles east of San Diego, on January 3rd. They’ll remain at El Centro throughout January, February, and early March, flying several flights a day to perfect the demonstration. The… Read more

Red Bull Air Race: San Diego – Muroya Emerges Victorious In 2017

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In mid-April, the famed Red Bull Air Race World Championship returned to San Diego, California. Racers from all over the world descended on Browns Field and San Diego Bay for a chance to claim a win in the second race of the 2017 season. For many, the weeekend would be filled with one upset after… Read more

Patrouille de France 2017 US Tour Hits West Coast With Incredible San Francisco Photo Shoot

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The 2017 US Tour of the Patrouille de France has hit the West Coast! The team performed for one time only at Mather Airport in Sacramento, CA in the morning, then headed for a photo shoot with San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge in the evening. Spectators stood in awe as the eight-ship formation… Read more

Red Bull Air Races Return To San Diego In 2017

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The annual international Red Bull Air Races are coming back to San Diego, California after having last visited the city in 2009! The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will feature Kirby Chambliss and the world’s best race pilots in a pure motorsport competition that combines speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile,… Read more