2018 US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstration Airshow Schedules Released

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The 2018 schedule for the US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demo Teams has been released, but there’s not a whole lot to see. Due to training and other requirements, the demo teams are severely limited in their performances this year. As of the April release, only four shows have been approved with two listed as… Read more

Blue Angels Return To El Centro For 2018 Winter Training Period

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The Blue Angels have returned to their winter home at Naval Air Facility El Centro in California! The team flew into the base, located about 87 miles east of San Diego, on January 3rd. They’ll remain at El Centro throughout January, February, and early March, flying several flights a day to perfect the demonstration. The… Read more

2017 US Navy F-18 Hornet And Super Hornet Demo Team Schedules Released

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The United States Navy has released the 2017 schedule for the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet demonstration teams! Their schedule does not specify which airshows are getting which type of aircraft, but we will update this post with that information when we get it. Will you see the Hornet/Super Hornet in 2017? Let us know!… Read more

F/A-18C Hornet Demo Added To 2016 NAS Pax River Air Expo Lineup

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The US Navy F/A-18C Hornet demonstration from VFA-106 “Gladiators” has been added to the lineup of the 2016 NAS Patuxent River Air Expo. The status of the show was called into question after the Blue Angels were forced to cancel their planned appearance at the show, but organizers decided to press on with the rest… Read more

Blue Angels Cancel Performance After Pilot Falls Ill

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The US Navy Blue Angels were forced to cancel their Saturday afternoon performance at the California Capital Airshow today after Blue Angel #1, Commander Ryan Bernacchi, contracted a food-borne illness. Boss remains under the medical supervision of the team’s flight surgeon. In a statement published on Facebook, the Blue Angels said: Sacramento airshow fans. We… Read more

Navy Releases Report From Blue Angel 6 Crash Investigation

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The United States Navy has concluded their investigation into the fatal crash of a Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornet earlier this year in June, which killed Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss. The publicly released JAGMAN report lists “pilot error” as the primary cause, stating that Capt. Kuss was too low (3,196 feet) and was flying too fast… Read more

Blue Angels To Fly Delta Formation This Weekend In Cleveland; First Six-Ship Performance Since Crash

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The US Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced Thursday that the 6-ship delta formation, a signature formation of the Blue Angels since 1958, would return for this weekend’s Cleveland National Air Show in Ohio. In July, AirshowStuff brought you the news that Cmdr. Frank Weisser, a Blue Angel during the 2008-2010 show seasons… Read more

Thunderbirds and Blue Angels Announce Show Cancellations

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Following crashes at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and in Smyrna, TN, the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels have officially announced cancellations of their performances in the coming weeks as both teams undergo a safety stand down. We have already reported on the Syracuse International Air Show, which was scheduled to host… 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

[Updated x3] 2015 US Navy F-18 Hornet Demo Team Schedules Released

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Updated (3/15/15): The US Navy Tac Demo Facebook page has released the break down of C, E, and F model demonstrations during the seaon. We have rearranged the schedule below to more clearly display the lineup for each model. NAS Oceana will of course feature both the F/A-18C and F/A-18F demos, as VFA-106 is based… Read more