Step Up Your Flying With Some Jet Time From Victory Flight Training

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Almost every private pilot dreams of some turbine time in their logbook; cranking a nimble tactical jet through aerobatics and extreme G forces. Victory Flight Training offers the opportunity to do just that, and they’re ready to get you in the cockpit. More than just a joyride-for-hire operation (although let’s face it, there’s a lot… Read more

Fatalities Reported After B-17 Flying Fortress Crashes In Connecticut

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A WWII-era B-17 Flying Fortress bomber crashed this morning while attempting to land at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Sadly, several people on board have died and others are injured, some critically. The aircraft is a total loss; photos from the scene show only the tail and a wing tip as recognizable following… Read more

2019 US Navy Legacy Flight Schedule Released

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The Navy Legacy Flight Foundation has released a schedule of their shows for 2019. However, not every show will include a Hornet or Super Hornet demo team aircraft in the flight. As we have previously discussed, the Legacy Flight program is being expanded this year to include E/A-18G Growlers, T-45 Goshawks, and T-6B Texan IIs… Read more

First Female F-16 Demo Team Commander Suddenly Removed From Team

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Less than two weeks after being confirmed as the 2019 USAF F-16 demonstration pilot and leader of the demo team – the first female commander of any single ship ACC demo team – Capt. Zoe “SiS” Kotnik has been removed from the position. Col. Derek O’Malley, the commander of the 20th Fighter Wing which is… Read more

Red Arrows Announce 2019 North American Tour

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The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, are set to embark on a nine-week programme across the skies of North America is 2019. The team announced “Western Hawk 19,” an August and September of 2019 tour across Canada and the United States. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the Red Arrows would display across… Read more

Blue Angels Announce New Officers and Demonstration Pilots for 2019

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The US Navy Blue Angels have announced new team members for the 2019 season. The squadron selected three F/A-18 demonstration pilots, an events coordinator, flight surgeon, and supply officer to replace outgoing team members. Each officer was recommended for selection by Chief of Naval Air Training Rear Adm. Gregory Harris, and ultimately approved by Commander,… Read more

WATCH: Must See Videos From EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

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The annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh airshow is well underway and the week has already provided some awesome highlights. On Monday, the F7F Tigercats flew. Unfortunately, upon landing, one of them encountered a gear issue, but we’ve heard the aircraft has been fully repaired since then. Tuesday featured the departure of the Honeywell Flying Testbed 757.… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds Announce New Pilots and Officers for 2019

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The USAF Thunderbirds have announced the new pilots and officers for the 2019 show season. Lt. Col. John Caldwell, 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron Commander, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., will become Thunderbird No. 1, the squadron’s Commander/Leader. Caldwell will replace Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh. Capt. Michael Brewer of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.,… Read more

Blue Angels Preparing Fat Albert For Return To Airshows This Summer

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Could Fat Albert, the US Navy Blue Angels’ C-130 transport, return to airshows soon? There are several indications that say yes! During an interview with NewsRadio1620 on May 30th, Commander Doyle (Blue Angel #1) said that the team is working on getting the current Fat Albert repaired and operational – potentially in time for the… Read more

Dan Buchanan Killed In Hang Glider Accident At Mountain Home AFB Airshow

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An accident at an airshow in Idaho has killed hang glider pilot Dan Buchanan. Buchanan was flying at the Gunfighter Skies Air and Space Celebration at Mountain Home Air Force Base. At this time, the cause of the crash is unknown. The remainder of Saturday’s show, including the performance by the USAF Thunderbirds, was canceled.… Read more