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

Rhode Island Airshow Canceled In 2019

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The Rhode Island National Guard announced today that they are canceling their 2019 Open House and Airshow. Organizers determined that the planned deployment of troops in the coming months casts doubt on their ability to safely and effectively hold the event. The airshow is expected to return in 2020. “Since the 1991 inception of the… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds Cancel Appearance At Wings Over Columbus 2018

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The USAF Thunderbirds have canceled their planned appearance at the 2018 Wings Over Columbus airshow at Columbus AFB in Mississippi. The move was announced in a video update by Thunderbird #1 following the death of Thunderbird #4, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, in a crash during practice last week. The team had previously announced they were… Read more

Rockford AirFest Suspended In 2017 And Beyond Despite Scheduled USAF Thunderbirds Appearance

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Say goodbye to the Rockford AirFest. The event has been canceled in 2017 and beyond, thanks to new tenants at the airport. The move is surprising as the show had already landed a coveted appearance by the US Air Force Thunderbirds on June 3rd and 4th of next year. Mike Dunn, the Airport’s Executive Director,… Read more

Hurricane Matthew Forces Cancellation Of 2016 Wings Over The Golden Isles Airshow

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The approach of Hurricane Matthew in the Atlantic Ocean has forced the cancellation of the Wings Over the Golden Isles Airshow in Georgia. The show was scheduled to take place in Brunswick, GA this coming weekend. It was the final 2016 airshow stop for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds outside of their home base and the… Read more

NAS Patuxent River Air Expo 2016 Will Be Held Without Blue Angels

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Naval Air Station Patuxent River will continue with it’s planned 2016 Air Expo airshow on the weekend of October 29th and 30th. The show was in doubt after the US Navy Blue Angels announced this week that they would not be attending. Organizers and performers discussed the sudden cancellation and determined that they would not… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels Cancel 2016 NAS Patuxent River Airshow Appearance

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The US Navy Blue Angels have canceled their upcoming performance at the NAS Patuxent River Air Expo, the base announced on its Facebook page earlier today. The airshow was scheduled for October 29 and 30. The cancellation is rooted in the fatal crash of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss earlier this year. The recently released investigation… 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

Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Airshow Canceled For 2016; Snowbirds To Perform At New Show In Georgia Instead

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Citing sponsorship issues, the 2016 edition of the Wings And Waves Air Show in Daytona Beach, scheduled for October 8-9, has been canceled. In an interview with the Daytona Beach News Journal, Bill Hampton, senior VP for external relations and chief marketing officer for ERAU said “We just simply didn’t fill (the airshow) with the… Read more

Milwaukee Air & Water Show Canceled In 2016; Looking Ahead To Blue Angels In 2017

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The Milwaukee Air & Water Show will not take place in 2016, according to an announcement made today. Organizers are ‘postponing’ the show until 2017, when the US Navy Blue Angels are scheduled to appear at the event. At one point the show was going to feature the Blue Angels this year, but after some… Read more