Stunning 2017 CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team Paint Scheme Unveiled

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The special paint scheme for the 2017 CF-18 Hornet demonstration aircraft has been unveiled! The scheme was presented today at the ICAS convention in Las Vegas. The stunning design celebrates the Canada’s 150th anniversary with the national colors, red and white, and several versions of the famed maple leaf symbol. The unveiling follows the announcement… Read more

Canadian Forces Snowbirds 2017 Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the 2017 airshow schedule for the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds! Will you see them in 2017? Let us know! Post on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show! 2017 Appearance Schedule – Canadian Forces Snowbirds Updated 2/19/17 – Added several shows, removed Rocky Mountain House, BC April… Read more

Bavarian OV-10 Bronco Demo Team Looking Ahead To 2018 North American Airshow Tour

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The Bavarian OV-10 Bronco Demo Team, a well known performer on the European airshow circuit, is looking to arrange a North American airshow tour in 2018. The team is announcing the tour now as they work to book dates at the ICAS convention this week. They will need to book approximately 30 airshows in order… Read more

Pilot Killed In Crash At 2016 Cold Lake Airshow

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Pilot Bruce “Frac” Evans was killed today when his T-28 Trojan crashed while he was performing at the Cold Lake Airshow in Alberta, Canada. The performance was a solo routine and no other performers or spectators were involved. According to the airshow’s website, Bruce was a Geologist and warbird enthusiast with an Airline Transport Pilot… Read more

Canadian Wildfire Smoke Cancels Blue Angels Performance In Nebraska

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Typically, when the Blue Angels are forced to cancel a demonstration, it’s due to rain or low clouds. However, on Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska, the cancellation was due to smoke. To be able to perform, the Blue Angels must have at least three nautical miles of visibility horizontally from the designated show center point. Saturday… Read more

Atlantic Canada International Airshow Shifts Dates To Snag Snowbirds And CF-18 Demo Team

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It didn’t take long for another airshow to snag the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and CF-18 demonstration team following the recent cancellation of the Eastern Townships Airshow in Bromont, Quebec. The Atlantic Canada International Airshow (ACIAS) website now includes an announcement that they have decided to shift one weekend to take the Bromont dates, and in… Read more

F-22 Raptor Demo Team Going International Again In 2016

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The USAF F-22 Raptor demonstration team schedule that was released today (along with the F-16 Fighting Falcon demonstration team schedule) contains a few surprises for fans, the biggest of which is the number of international appearances. International appearances are always noteworthy for the F-22 since many fans are so eager to see what is arguably… Read more

Eastern Townships Airshow (Bromont, Quebec) Canceled in 2016

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The Eastern Townships Airshow (ETAS) in Canada has canceled plans for a 2016 event. The show was scheduled to be held in Bromont, Quebec this August 20th and 21st. The Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet demo team were scheduled to attend. A local news article in French (translation by Google here) announced the cancellation last week.… Read more

Blue Angels and Snowbirds Fly Together In Rare Joint Photo Shoot

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Most airshows compete fiercely just to secure one jet team appearance, and it’s a very rare event for one show to land two teams! This weekends airshow in Evansville, IN is one such rare occasion. The teams in attendance, the US Navy Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, decided to take full advantage of… Read more

Take Me To Abby: Abbotsford International Airshow 2015 Preview (3x UPDATE)

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We all have that one show that will be the highlight of our season for it’s terrific lineup and appreciative atmosphere. For me, that show is the Abbotsford International Airshow in Abbotsford, British Columbia (BC), and this year is no different.