New “Fat Albert” C-130 Expected To Join Blue Angels In 2020

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The US Navy has taken the next step toward getting “Fat Albert Airlines” flying again. The Naval Air Systems Command awarded a $29.7 million contract to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence this month for a C-130J Hercules aircraft. The C-130 will head to the Blue Angels to serve as their transport. The team retired… Read more

“Fat Albert” C-130 Retires From Blue Angel Duties

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The current “Fat Albert” has flown her last show. Of course, “Fat Albert” is the name given to the C-130 Hercules transport assigned to the famous US Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron. Their current C-130T aircraft (BuNo 164763) has had numerous issues in recent years and saw extended periods of down time for maintenance… Read more

AirshowStuff’s Top Ten Military Videos Of 2018

As our 13th year of airshow coverage comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at another awesome season of aviation and airshows! Military aircraft are usually the stars of the show, and for good reasons. The speed, power, and sheer noise are captivating, and seeing some of these cutting edge machines is a… Read more

2019 USMC AV-8B Harrier Demonstrations Schedule Released

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Here is the 2019 airshow schedule for US Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier demonstrations! Will you see one in 2019? Let us know! Post in the AirshowStuff Forums or on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show! As is typical for the Marines, this initial list is quite short. A… Read more

2019 USMC MV-22 Osprey Demonstrations Schedule Released

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Here is the 2019 airshow schedule for US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey demonstrations! Will you see one in 2019? Let us know! Post in the AirshowStuff Forums or on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show! Schedules often change during the year – make sure to check out our… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels 2019 Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the 2019 airshow schedule for the US Navy Blue Angels! Will you see them in 2019? Let us know! Post in the AirshowStuff Forums or on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show! Schedules often change during the year – make sure to check out our airshow… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels 2020 Preliminary Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the preliminary 2020 airshow schedule for the US Navy Blue Angels! This schedule has been released on a preliminary basis only, and will likely see notable changes. Please make sure to check back with us in December of 2019 when an updated 2020 schedule is released! Preliminary US Navy Blue Angels 2020 Appearance Read more

Blue Angels Preparing Fat Albert For Return To Airshows This Summer

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Could Fat Albert, the US Navy Blue Angels’ C-130 transport, return to airshows soon? There are several indications that say yes! During an interview with NewsRadio1620 on May 30th, Commander Doyle (Blue Angel #1) said that the team is working on getting the current Fat Albert repaired and operational – potentially in time for the… 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

New Details On Blue Angels’ Fat Albert Replacement Process

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In a statement to NewsRadio 1620 in Pensacola, Naval Air Systems Command, commonly known as NavAir, confirmed that they are looking to the Royal Air Force for a replacement for a new Fat Albert. The new report sheds a little more light on the situation after the original news that the RAF was listed in… Read more