Inside USAF Thunderbird Operations Over Colorado

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The United States Air Force Thunderbirds recently wrapped up back-to-back weekends in the state of Colorado, where they performed at the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow on September 23rd and 24th and the Grand Junction Airshow on September 30th and October 1st. During this stretch, we were able to capture a special look at some of… Read more

Colorado Highway Named In Honor Of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, Blue Angel #6

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A new sign now stands as an honor to fallen Blue Angel #6. Colorado Highway 3 just outside of Durango has been renamed as the Capt. Jeff Kuss Memorial Highway in honor of the Marine pilot. The announcement comes nearly a year after the tragic accident in Smyrna, TN in which Kuss lost his life.… Read more

Air Force Announces Report Findings On 2016 Thunderbird #6 Crash – Pilot Cleared

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The US Air Force says that the crash of Thunderbird #6 into a Colorado field earlier this year was caused by a throttle malfunction. The finding was part of the Accident Investigation Board report on the incident, announced today by Air Combat Command. The crash occurred shortly after a flyby of the United States Air… Read more

USAF Thunderbird Ejects From Aircraft After Air Force Academy Flyover

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View updated article on this incident: Thunderbird 6 Uninjured After Ejecting Following Air Force Academy Flyover, Team To Observe Safety Stand Down. One of the USAF Thunderbirds is reportedly uninjured after ejecting today in Colorado. Photos show the aircraft came to rest in a field, largely intact. The team was performing a flyover at the… Read more

Blue Angels Add Sacramento, Drop Aurora On 2016 Schedule

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There has been a slight change to the US Navy Blue Angels’ 2016 schedule today. The October 1-2 weekend, which had been held by the Rocky Mountain Airshow in Aurora, CO, has been taken over by the California Capitol Airshow in Sacramento, CA. The Aurora show has been shown on the ICAS calendar as canceled… Read more