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

Memorial To Honor Blue Angel Pilot Nears Completion, Public Dedication

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The finishing touches are being put on a memorial to honor Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, who was killed when his F/A-18 Hornet crashed during a practice flight demonstration in Smyrna, Tennessee in June 2016. Kuss, who was in his second year on the team, was loved by many. He also was popular in the media,… Read more

Welcome, Boss! New Commander Flies First Blue Angels Training Mission

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Earlier this year, the US Navy Blue Angels announced a new “Boss”had been selected to lead the famous flight demonstration team. Now, he is taking the skies for the first time in a Blue Angels jet! Commander Eric “Popeye” Doyle will lead the demonstration team during their 2018 and 2019 show seasons. A graduate of… Read more

2017 Jet Team Seasons Coming To A Close

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As the temperatures cool, the 2017 airshow season is coming to a close. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds wrapped up their season on October 22nd, in Moose Jaw, SK with their traditional home show for families. The Blue Angels have a couple shows left before their traditional home closer at NAS Pensacola. The team will perform… Read more

Smyrna Breaks Ground On Captain Jeff Kuss Memorial For Fallen Blue Angel Pilot

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The construction of a memorial to honor a fallen Blue Angel has begun. Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was killed on June 2nd, 2016 when his Blue Angels jet crashed during a Thursday afternoon practice demonstration in Tennessee. In his memory, the town of Smyrna plans to erect a permanent memorial. The groundbreaking ceremony, held October… Read more

BREAKING: Snowbirds and CF-18 Demo Added to the 2017 Memphis Airshow

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Big news for those attending the Memphis Airshow this weekend. The show has added performances by the CF-18 Hornet Demo Team and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Air Demonstration Squadron! BIG ADDITIONS! @CFSnowbirds & @CF18Demo join the @MemphisAirshow 2017 lineup with @BlueAngels. Get your tiks now at https://t.co/mrhle7S3vi pic.twitter.com/h7HvNBtLkF — Memphis Airshow (@MemphisAirshow) May 9, 2017… Read more

US Air Force Thunderbirds And Patrouille de France Fly Together Over Nevada

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Two teams, together as one. That was the sight in the skies around Nellis AFB on today as the Patrouille de France arrived in Las Vegas for a visit with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds at their home base. The Thunderbirds sent up all six of their F-16 Fighting Falcons to escort the eight… Read more

Patrouille de France 2017 US Tour Hits West Coast With Incredible San Francisco Photo Shoot

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The 2017 US Tour of the Patrouille de France has hit the West Coast! The team performed for one time only at Mather Airport in Sacramento, CA in the morning, then headed for a photo shoot with San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge in the evening. Spectators stood in awe as the eight-ship formation… Read more

A Grand Photo Shoot! The Patrouille de France Fly Over The Grand Canyon And More!

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After spending some time in the Eastern United States, performing at airshows, and visiting the Blue Angels, the Patrouille de France aerobatic team has made their way to the West Coast. Along the way, they stopped by the American Southwest for some amazing photo ops! The eight Alpha Jets flew over Monument Valley, Horseshoe Bend,… Read more

Patrouille de France Debut New Tail Paint For 2017 Season

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The Patrouille de France, France’s aerobatic jet team has released pictures of a new tail paint on their Alpha Jets for the 2017 show season. The pictures, taken during training flights during the winter season, debut a new tail display that differs from the traditional red, white and blue striped tail. The 2017 tail features… Read more