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.

Canadian Snowbirds And CF-18 Hornet Spring Practice/Air To Air Photos

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For the past few weeks, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet demo teams have been ripping up the skies over Comox, BC, practicing their routines for the upcoming air show season, now just around the bend. We were lucky enough to participate in observing their practices and operations last week, and even a unique… Read more

Wings Over Wasaga Airshow (Wasaga Beach, ON) Cancels For 2015

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The 2015 Wings Over Wasaga airshow, scheduled for July 4-5 in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, has been canceled. The announcement was made in a press release distributed today by the organizing committee. In the release, committee co-chair Martin Campbell explained that “Despite the best efforts of many hardworking people it has become apparent that we will… Read more

Canadian Forces Snowbirds Add Four New Dates to 2015 Schedule

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Recently the Snowbirds have announced four additions to their 2015 schedule. We already reported on the cancellation of the show in Waterloo, ON and subsequent announcement that the Snowbirds will be performing in Evansville, IN that weekend instead. In addition to that change, the team has added performances in Winston-Salem, NC on May 13th, Saint-Isidore,… Read more