New Photo Album – TBM Avenger Gathering 2019

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We have added a new album to our photo gallery! Check out our photos from the 2019 TBM Avenger Gathering and Salute to Veterans Airshow in Peru, IL at the link below. View full photo album: TBM Avenger Gathering 2019 We also have a video playlist from the event on our Youtube channel, including a… Read more

Red Arrows Add Two Canadian Stops To 2019 North American Tour

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The Royal Air Force Red Arrows have announced two additional stops to their 2019 North American tour, which kicks off in August. In addition to their previously announced stops, the famous aerial demonstration team will be visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 7-11 and Vancouver, British Columbia on September 24-27. There are not currently airshows… Read more

Royal Air Force Red Arrows Announce Initial Schedule For 2019 US And Canada Tour

Update: The schedule has expanded by several shows. Make sure to follow along in our forums for the latest info! The Royal Air Force Red Arrows have released an initial schedule for their highly anticipated 2019 North American Tour! This is the first visit by the Reds since 2008, when they made several appearances during… Read more

New Photo Album – TBM Avenger Gathering 2018

A new album is now available in our photo gallery! This album from the 2018 TBM Avenger Gathering in Peru, IL contains warbird action on the ground, in the air, and on a special air to air photo flight. Check it out here: TBM Avenger Gathering 2018 – Ryan Sundheimer Also be sure to check… Read more

Warbird Heritage Foundation Suspends Flight Operations, Cancels Appearances Following “Baby Duck” Crash

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Following the tragic crash of their P-51 Mustang “Baby Duck”, in which pilot Vlado Lenoch and passenger Bethany Root were killed, the Warbird Heritage Foundation has announced that they are standing down from flight operations immediately, and canceling all future 2017 airshow appearances for their aircraft. The foundation is based in Waukegan, IL. In addition… Read more

WATCH: Classic Warbird Sunset Flight – Ride Along With Six TBM Avengers!

Turkeys CAN Fly! We here at AirshowStuff.com think you’ll agree that few things sound better than the radial engine of a classic warbird. Unless, of course, it’s SIX radial engines! In 2016, the Illinois Regional Valley airport in Peru, IL hosted their first TBM Avenger Gathering where ten TBM Avengers (along with many other classic… Read more

TBM Avenger Gathering Promises To Be Even Bigger In 2017

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The Gathering of TBM Avengers will return for the second year in a row and promises to be even bigger and better! This year a whopping sixteen TBMs (and TBFs) have verbally committed to the event, which will be held on Saturday, May 20th in Peru, IL. Numerous other warbird crews have expressed interest in… Read more

Rockford AirFest Suspended In 2017 And Beyond Despite Scheduled USAF Thunderbirds Appearance

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Say goodbye to the Rockford AirFest. The event has been canceled in 2017 and beyond, thanks to new tenants at the airport. The move is surprising as the show had already landed a coveted appearance by the US Air Force Thunderbirds on June 3rd and 4th of next year. Mike Dunn, the Airport’s Executive Director,… Read more

Rockford AirFest Cancelled in 2016

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In a surprise move, the Chicago-Rockford International Airport announced today that it will not hold its annual Rockford AirFest in 2016 after it was unable to reach an agreement with the US Air Force on an appearance by the F-22 Raptor. The show was left off of the Blue Angel and Thunderbird schedules released in… Read more

World’s Oldest Jet Returns To Flight

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The world’s oldest flyable jet, and one of the last remaining F-86A Sabres, S/N 48-178, took to the skies once again today in Rockford, IL. This is a major milestone in the recent acquisition of the Sabre by Heritage Aero Inc, which is based in Rockford, on behalf of a US collector. Paul Wood was… Read more