New Photo Album – EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

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A new album is now available in our photo gallery! This album is from EAA AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Check it out here: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 – Ryan Sundheimer Also be sure to check out our video playlist from the event!

New Photo Album – Airshow London 2018

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A new album is now available in our photo gallery! This album is from Airshow London 2018 in London, Ontario. Check it out here: Airshow London 2018 – Ryan Sundheimer Also be sure to check out our video playlist from the event!

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

Thunderbird F-16 Crashes In Nevada; Pilot Killed

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UPDATE: The name of the pilot has been released. ORIGINAL POST: An F-16 Fighting Falcon jet belonging to the US Air Force Thunderbirds crashed Wednesday inside the military’s Nevada Test and Training Range outside of Nellis AFB. The pilot of the jet was killed, however, the name has not been released yet pending next of… Read more

Florida’s Melbourne Air And Space Show Changes 2018 Dates, Retains Thunderbirds As Headliner

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The Melbourne Air and Space Show announced today that they have changed dates from March 17-18 to March 24-25. Organizers say that they decided to change dates in order to keep the US Air Force Thunderbirds as headliners. The move is not entirely unexpected, as the two other airshows that originally planned to have the… Read more

USAF Report: Wet Runway Contributed To Thunderbird F-16 Crash In Dayton

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US Air Force officials stated that “excess speed and insufficient stopping distance” on a soaked runway resulted in the crash of a two seat F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the USAF Thunderbirds in Dayton, Ohio this past June. Capt. Erik “Speedy” Gonsalves, Thunderbird #8, was in command of the jet at the time of the… Read more

Second African-American Thunderbird Honored In Alabama

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The USAF Thunderbirds honored one of their own during a dedication ceremony in Tuskegee, Alabama. Captain Joseph N. “Pete” Peterson graduated from Tuskegee Public School in 1967. It was during his high school years when he developed an interest in flying and started taking lessons. After graduation, he attended Auburn University and participated in the… Read more

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

“SOLOTURK” Turkish F-16 Fighting Falcon Demo Scheduled For 2017 Canadian Airshow Appearance

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The ongoing Patrouille de France North American Tour is not the only exciting international appearance in North America this season! The Turkish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon demonstration, known as SOLOTURK, will reportedly be traveling to the airshow in London, Ontario this September for one of just six appearances outside of Turkey. The other scheduled… Read more

Nellis Air Force Base Concludes 17-2 Red Flag Aerial Combat Training Exercise

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This past week, the year’s second Red Flag Exercise, known as Red Flag 17-2, came to a close after two intense weeks of training consisting of air to air, air to ground, aerial refueling, and overwatch missions. Missions were flown during the afternoons and evenings, resulting in two mass launches and two mass recoveries of… Read more