USAF Report: Wet Runway Contributed To Thunderbird F-16 Crash In Dayton

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US Air Force officials stated that “excess speed and insufficient stopping distance” on a soaked runway resulted in the crash of a two seat F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the USAF Thunderbirds in Dayton, Ohio this past June. Capt. Erik “Speedy” Gonsalves, Thunderbird #8, was in command of the jet at the time of the… Read more

Second African-American Thunderbird Honored In Alabama

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The USAF Thunderbirds honored one of their own during a dedication ceremony in Tuskegee, Alabama. Captain Joseph N. “Pete” Peterson graduated from Tuskegee Public School in 1967. It was during his high school years when he developed an interest in flying and started taking lessons. After graduation, he attended Auburn University and participated in the… Read more

CONFIRMED: A-10 Warthog Aerobatic Demonstrations Returning In 2018!

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Get ready Warthog fans! The wait is over. A-10 Warthog single-ship demonstrations will return to the skies at airshows across the nation in 2018. In a statement released by Air Combat Command this week, we learned an A-10 demonstration team will be based at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ. They will perform at approximately 14… Read more

USAF Thunderbird F-16 Involved In Mishap At 2017 Dayton Air Show

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AirshowStuff has learned that an F-16 belonging to the USAF Thunderbirds has been involved in an incident at the Dayton Air Show in Dayton, OH. According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred after the F-16 landed and was taxiing. The plane went off the runway and is currently in the grass. Law enforcement in the Dayton… Read more

Pilot Killed When Thai Gripen Crashes At Airshow For Children

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Royal Thai Air Force Squadron Leader Dilokrit Pattavee was killed today when his Saab JAS 35 Gripen impacted the ground following a flyby at Hat Yai in Songkhla Province, Thailand during a Children’s Day celebration. The aircraft appeared to lose control during a maneuver and flew into the ground away from spectators. The Ministry of… Read more

Details Of The F-4 Phantom Phinale – Final Flight And Retirement Ceremony Date Set

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We’ve been talking about it nearly all year, and now the details of the F-4 Phantom II’s final flight in US military service are being made public. Holloman AFB, where the remaining F-4s of the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron (Det 1) reside, has announced that they will fly for the last time on December 21st,… Read more

Just FIVE Public Appearances Remain For USAF F-4 Phantoms, Including Final Flight Event In December

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Update: 9/20/16 – Although the Fort Worth Alliance Airshow asked to be removed from this post last week, we have reconfirmed that two Phantoms plan to attend the show and have re-added it to the schedule. We have already reported that 2016 is the final year for USAF-operated F-4 Phantoms, but we are happy to… Read more

Canadian Wildfire Smoke Cancels Blue Angels Performance In Nebraska

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Typically, when the Blue Angels are forced to cancel a demonstration, it’s due to rain or low clouds. However, on Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska, the cancellation was due to smoke. To be able to perform, the Blue Angels must have at least three nautical miles of visibility horizontally from the designated show center point. Saturday… Read more

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

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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… Read more