Member Of US Navy Leap Frogs Killed After Parachute Malfunction At New York Fleet Week

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UPDATE 5/29/17: The fallen Leap Frog has been identified as Special Warfare Operator First Class Remington Peters. He was 27 years old. ORIGINAL POST: A member of the US Navy “Leap Frogs” parachute team has died after an incident near New York City just after noon today. The team was performing as part of Fleet… Read more

2017 Bethpage Airshow Cancels Planned F-18 Hornet Demonstration Due To Airspace Restrictions

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The Bethpage Airshow at Jones Beach in New York has been forced to cancel the planned F/A-18 Hornet demonstration, the show announced today. Due to runway construction at JFK airport and the subsequent rerouting of air traffic, the show will not have the air space necessary for the Hornet team to perform. Traffic will still… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds Flyover New York City

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The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, flew over famous landmarks around New York City Friday morning. It was announced last Friday that the Thunderbirds had planned a flyover around the city, framing the 6 red, white and blue F-16s with landmarks such as the World Trade Center and Empire State Building.… Read more

Nearly Intact P-47 Thunderbolt Pulled From Hudson River After Fatal Crash

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The P-47 Thunderbolt “Jacky’s Revenge” that crashed into the Hudson River near the George Washington bridge on Friday has been removed from the water by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Photos from the site show that the aircraft appears amazingly intact, which is surprising given the fatal nature of the crash. It appears pilot… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds Fly Over New York City For Photo Mission

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In a rare sight, 7 USAF F-16 Fighting Falcons belonging to the USAF Thunderbirds flew over New York City today as part of a photo mission. The 6 delta pilots and a photo ship flew over Long Island, taking pictures over One World Trade Center, the 9-11 Memorial, Central Park and the Empire State Building.… Read more