Major Changes to 2018 F-35 Lightning II Airshow Schedule

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A recent update to the ACC schedule has removed five shows originally scheduled for 2018. This comes after a few shows were added to the schedule a few weeks ago. The canceled shows are: – Myrtle Beach, SC – April 28-29th – MCAS Cherry Point, NC – May 5-6th – Seattle, WA SeaFair – Aug… Read more

F-35 Lightning II Approved For Extra Flybys During 2018 Airshow Performances

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You’ll see a little bit more of the F-35 Lightning II this airshow season! We took a peek in the 2018 Air Combat Command support manual, and noticed that the F-35 Heritage Flight team is approved for a three-pass “mini-demo” at its performances this year! NOTE: The F-35 profile will include three non-aerobatic solo passes,… Read more

WATCH: Blue Angels Soar Over Pensacola Beach With F-35s At Sunset

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One of the traditions of the US Navy Blue Angels is the “beach buzz”; each time the team returns from an airshow trip to their home base of NAS Pensacola, they fly down Pensacola Beach in formation as a salute to the community that supports them. As the team returned home from the NAS Jacksonville… Read more

First F-35A Lightning II Aerobatic Performance Planned For 2017 Paris Airshow; USAF Demos To Follow In 2018

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The United States Air Force and Lockheed Martin are reportedly starting to develop an aerobatic demonstration routine with their newest fighter jet, the F-35A Lightning II, for the 2018 airshow season. They have been developing the routine and practicing it in the simulator this year, and they are ready to begin practice flights at their… Read more

BREAKING: US Air Force Approves Live-Fire Single-Ship Demonstrations Next Year

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The US Air Force has decided to add live munitions to its single-ship demonstrations starting next year. The change was announced in a surprise press release today, distributed by Air Combat Command. Not all show sites will be eligible for the new demonstrations; the list will be finalized and released at this year’s ICAS convention.… Read more

F-35 Will Debut At 2016 Abbotsford International Airshow

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Big news came from the Abbotsford International Airshow August 5, 2016 with the announcement that a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II will be on public display at the show, which takes place on August 12th through the 14th in Abbotsford, British Columbia. The F-35 on display will be one from the 34th Fighter Squadron, 388th… Read more

Red Arrows Aerobatic Show At Farnborough Forbidden After Shoreham Disaster

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The Royal Air Force’s demonstration team, the Red Arrows, will not be performing their aerobatic routine as originally planned at the popular biennial Farnborough International Airshow held in the United Kingdom and scheduled for July 11-17 this year. Instead, the team will be performing formation flypasts during the show. In a press release from the… Read more

Airpower Over Hampton Roads Thunders Back To Life With Excellent 2016 Show

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After a five year absence, airplanes and skydivers once again soared through the skies of Hampton, Virginia at Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ Airpower Over Hampton Roads airshow April 22nd-24th, 2016. Langley, which was scheduled to hold an airshow in 2013 but had to cancel it due to sequestration. The return of Airpower Over Hampton Roads kicked… Read more

Two USAF F-35s to Flyover Sunday’s NASCAR Race

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Two F-35 Lightning IIs from Luke AFB will perform the flyover of Sunday’s NASCAR race (3/13/16) from Phoenix International Raceway. The race, which can be viewed on your local FOX affiliate around 3:30 pm Eastern, is not far from the base. Time on target is 3:32:30 exactly and the jets will fly from turn 4… Read more