An Exciting Update On US Navy Tactical Demos and Legacy Flights in 2020

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Yesterday was one of the biggest single days of the year on the airshow fan calendar; the release of the military schedules for the 2020 show season. One of the most common questions we saw from fans is what about the Navy? Outside of the Blue Angels, the Navy’s airshow representation has been a bit… Read more

All 2019 US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstrations Cancelled

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Update 6/27/19 – The Navy Times is reporting that the Facebook post announcing the cancellations was made prematurely, and that the Navy is still debating whether to choose that course of action. The original Facebook post has been taken down until a final decision is made. There may be hope for 2019 demos after all!… Read more

“Year Of The Fighter” – EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Themes And Highlights Beginning To Take Shape

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The Experimental Aircraft Association is giving fans a look ahead at the 2019 EAA AirVenture airshow! The event will be held July 22-28 in Oshkosh, WI – a town now synonymous with the world’s largest aviation gathering. This year will actually mark the 50th time the event has been held in Oshkosh after previously being… 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

2019 US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstration Airshow Schedules Released

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The 2019 schedule for the US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demo Teams has been released! This year’s schedule, while still a lot less than the ACC Demo Teams, includes one more show than the 2018 schedule. Like last year, the schedule is reduced due to busy training schedules, aircraft maintenance struggles, and the phasing out… Read more

The US Navy Seems To Be Expanding Legacy Flights In 2019! What About Super Hornet Demos?

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Last year was a rough one for the Navy’s single-ship demonstration presence at airshows. While F/A-18C Hornet and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet demonstration teams used to visit dozens of shows each year, they performed at just seven events (the six listed and their home show at NAS Oceana) in 2018. This dramatic decrease comes from a… Read more

US Navy Forum Teases Return Of Legacy Flights In 2018 – And More!

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The jet team/military demo schedules are the highlight of each annual International Council of Airshows (ICAS) convention, but the military forums and presentations also have some interesting bits of info for fans. This year the Navy forum in particular yielded some very interesting and exciting news items. First, the F/A-18C Hornet (AKA Baby Hornet or… Read more

WATCH: This Rare Super Hornet/Corsair Formation Showcases Decades Of Naval Aviation History

Visitors to the Cleveland National Airshow this past Labor Day weekend were treated to a special sight – a US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet and World War II-era F4U Corsair flying together! The pair performed several formation flybys before landing, then taxied together at show center and folded their wings to show their common bond… Read more

UPDATED: 2016 US Navy F-18 Hornet/Super Hornet Demo Team And Legacy Flight Schedules Released

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The US Navy has released the 2016 airshow schedule for its F-18C Hornet and F/A-18F Super Hornet demonstration teams. As we’ve reported previously, the Navy is also bringing back the Tailhook Legacy Flight program that puts these modern fighters in formation with civilian-operated Navy warbirds. Will you see the Hornets in 2016? Let us know!… Read more