FLYOVER ALERT: Food City 500 (Bristol Motor Speedway) – April 17th, 2016

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Bristol Motor Speedway - Food City 500 Flyover

AirshowStuff has learned that two A-10 Warthogs from Moody AFB in Georgia will flyover the Food City 500 this Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway! The race can be seen on your local FOX affiliate. The flyover is expected around 1pm Eastern. If you live in North Eastern Tennessee, you may get a glimpse of the jets flying around before they do their flyover. They will launch from the Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Blountville and make the short trip over to the track for the flyover.

AirshowStuff Photographer Ricky Matthews will be on site and will try to get some video or pictures to post!

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

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USAF F-35 Lightning II - Luke AFB - NASCAR Flyover

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 to turn 1!

This isn’t the first time F-35s from Luke have performed flyovers. You may remember jets from Luke performed the flyover for the Pro-Bowl in January of 2015.

USAF F-35s will also be participating in 2016 Heritage Flights, flying alongside current USAF aircraft and historic fighters from previous conflicts. You can view the 2016 schedule for the F-35A Heritage Flights here!

FLYOVER ALERT: Thunderbirds in Las Vegas

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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a fly-by over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to start the NASCAR Kobalt Tools 400, March 9, 2014.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr., Released)

The USAF Thunderbirds will fly over the Kobalt Tools 400 this Sunday, March 6th. Expect the flyover around 3pm Eastern, noon Pacific. You can watch ‘NASCAR on Fox’ on your local Fox affiliate.

The team, based at nearby Nellis AFB, has performed the flyover at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for many years. The Thunderbirds will also fly their season-opening Creech AFB Appreciation Show soon, on March 8th.

See the rest of the 2016/2017 Thunderbirds schedule here

FLYOVER ALERT: Atlanta Motor Speedway NASCAR Race

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If you’re heading to the NASCAR Race at Atlanta Motor Speedway you’ll be treated to a USAF Flyover! 2 T-38s will fly over the Hampton, GA race track before the start of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. The race will be broadcasted on your local Fox affiliate as well with the flyover expected around 1pm.

In addition to the flyover and race, numerous military salutes and performances by military drill teams will be performed at the race.

If you go, snap a picture and post it on our Facebook page! We’d love to see it.

FLYOVER ALERT: USAF Thunderbirds to Flyover 2016 Daytona 500 This Sunday

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Thunderbirds fly over Daytona

Don’t miss an early season appearance by the USAF Thunderbirds this Sunday as the USAF’s aerial demonstration squadron flies over the 2016 Daytona 500! Expect the jets to soar over the 1st Motorsports Stadium around 12:45-1pm eastern on Sunday, February 21st. The flyover will be shown on TV on your local FOX affiliate.

If you’re going to the race, the team will sign autographs from 9:00 am-9:40 am in the Sprint FANZONE located in the infield of the track.

This will mark 7 straight years the team has flown over the historic Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL. The Thunderbirds will fly six F-16 Fighting Falcons as part of their “Delta” formation in the flyover.

On Wednesday, Chase Elliott, pole winner for the 58th Daytona 500 and his father, former NASCAR driver Bill Elliott both flew with the Thunderbirds.

The Thunderbirds, who released their 2016 and 2017 schedules at the International Council of Airshow Convention in December, will also flyover the 2017 Daytona 500, scheduled for February 19th, 2017.

FLYOVER ALERT: F-35 Flyover for Phoenix NASCAR Race

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Sunday’s Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway in Phoenix, AZ will feature an F-35 flyover before the race. U.S. Senator John McCain will also be on hand to serve as the Grand Marshall.

The F-35 will come from Luke AFB, a nearby USAF training base in Glendale home to the 56th Fighter Wing which flies F-16s and F-35s. Over time, 144 F-35As will be based at Luke. The 61st and 62nd Fighter Squadron fly the F-35A. The 61st FS is fully operational and the 62nd FS is expected to be fully operational by 2017.

With the green flag scheduled for around 2:45pm EDT, expect the flyover around 2:28 pm EDT. The race will be shown on NBC. ‘

Photo courtesy of Lockheeed Martin.

USAF Thunderbirds Fly Over New York City For Photo Mission

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USAF Thunderbirds Delta and Empire State Building - New York City

In a rare sight, 7 USAF F-16 Fighting Falcons belonging to the USAF Thunderbirds flew over New York City today as part of a photo mission. The 6 delta pilots and a photo ship flew over Long Island, taking pictures over One World Trade Center, the 9-11 Memorial, Central Park and the Empire State Building. The last time the Thunderbirds flew over NYC was 10 years ago.

USAF Thunderbirds Over One World Trade Center - New York CityUSAF Thunderbirds Over Central Park - New York City

Folks on the ground also got an awesome view, as Peter Moy shows in this photo posted on Flickr. Fans also posted well wishes and appreciation to the Thunderbirds on the team’s Facebook page.

Last week, Thunderbird 8 flew over the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

If you’re in the Long Island area, you can catch the team’s full performance at the Jones Beach Airshow this Saturday and Sunday, May 23rd and 24th.

Video Highlight: Arsenal of Democracy On-Board Video Takes You In The Cockpit During DC The Flyover

The Arsenal of Democracy flyover in Washington DC a little over a week ago was a huge success, and we have seen many spectacular images and videos from it. Hopefully you were able to see it in person or on the live stream, but if not you can catch CSPAN’s recorded footage online. What’s even more exciting is you can now take a seat in one of the more than 50 warbirds that participated! Check out the video below, provided by our partner JL Aero. The camera was mounted in the rear seat of a TBM Avenger in the flyby, and shows the taxi out, takeoff, formation flight en route, the flight down the mall, and landing. The most interesting moment may be the wingman’s in flight emergency captured by the camera, which you can read more about in the video’s description.

RideAlong! in the CAF National Capitol Squadron’s TBM Avenger torpedo bomber as it joins another TBM and the world’s only flying SB2C Helldiver dive bomber in the “Leyte Gulf” formation during the Arsenal of Democracy flyover in Washington DC. The AOD flyover was organized to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, recognized on May 8th. More than 50 rare WWII warbirds from around the country gathered at airports in Manassas and Culpeper in the days leading up to the event. On the day of the flyover, aircraft took off and joined into 15 different formations, each representing a critical battle during the war. The aircraft flew down the Potomac River, down the National Mall, and then returned to the airports. Spectators on the ground were treated to a ceremony marking the significance of the day, and narration describing each formation as it passed overhead.
At 5:35, you will see the other TBM Avenger “Leyte 3” suddenly break from the formation. The pilot declared an in flight emergency due to a broken hydraulic fitting in the engine area. The atomized fluid looked like smoke and the pilot thought the aircraft was on fire. He turned immediately towards Reagan National Airport (visible in the background) and landed safely there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJgTYs6OvaY

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Massive Arsenal Of Democracy Formation Flyover Set For Friday – Watch It Live Online!

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B-25 Mitchell, F4U Corsair, P-51 Mustang Formation - Arsenal of Democracy Flyover in Washington DC

Hopefully by now you are aware of the Arsenal of Democracy flyover scheduled for Friday, May 8th. This massive undertaking will see scores of WWII aircraft, ranging from a Piper Cub to a B-29 Superfortress, parading over Washington DC to celebrate WWII veterans on the 70th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day. The aircraft have been assembling in Culpeper and Manassas, VA in recent days and weeks from all over the country. Each is participating on a volunteer basis. The crews are making the most of their visit, with many practices and media flights taking place in the last few days.

The flyover will begin at 12:10 Eastern time and last for approximately 40 minutes. Fifteen formations have been arranged to reflect major events of the war in chronological order. The aircraft will fly West to East over Independence Ave at the southern edge of the National Mall, using the Potomac River as their route into and out of the area. Narration and commentary will be provided at the WWII memorial on the Mall by famed airshow announcer Rob Reider. After the Friday flyover, some of the aircraft will fly into nearby Dulles International Airport for a one day exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center.

Luckily those of us who cannot make it to DC will be able to witness this historic event from anywhere, as a live stream will be available online at http://events.dacast.com/?webcast_id=9 as well as on CSPAN (check your local listings). Be sure to tune in, and then check back here as we will have some on board video from at least one of the formations!

LIVE STREAM LINK: CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

Blue Angels Bring Magic of Flight to Disney’s Magic Kingdom

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US Navy Blue Angels Fly Over Disney World

Visitors to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom were treated to a special appearance by the US Navy Blue Angels today. The team stopped by the park while transiting between NAS Pensacola and Melbourne, FL, where they will be performing this weekend. The signature six-ship delta formation flew over the park and down Main Street USA before performing the “Delta Breakout” maneuver right over the famous Cinderella Castle for a truly magnificent photo op. By all accounts, the crowd gathered in the park loved it!

Check it out for yourself in this video from Disney:

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