Pilot Killed In Flying Wing Crash Identified

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Photo Courtesy of Planes of Fame Air Museum The pilot killed in Monday’s N9M Flying Wing crash has been identified as David Vopat. He was flying the one-of-a-kind aircraft near its home base in Chino, CA when it crashed into a prison yard in nearby Norco. You can read more about the N9M in our… Read more

Canada’s CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team Unveils Special Paint Design For 2019 Airshow Season

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The Canadian CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team has unveiled the special paint scheme that their jet will wear during the 2019 airshow season. The scheme first debuted as an illustration in a short video posted by the team. The theme for the 2019 season is the 70th anniversary of the NATO alliance, of which Canada is… Read more

Did You Notice The Burning Piano In Captain Marvel? Here’s The Special Meaning Behind It – And Its Connection To A Real Life Hero

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Millions of people will be heading to theaters to see Marvel’s new Captain Marvel movie over the next few weeks, but most won’t understand one special image in the movie. Near the beginning of the film, a quick flash of a burning piano is shown on the screen. Marvel movies are known for their detailed… Read more

First Female F-16 Demo Team Commander Suddenly Removed From Team

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Less than two weeks after being confirmed as the 2019 USAF F-16 demonstration pilot and leader of the demo team – the first female commander of any single ship ACC demo team – Capt. Zoe “SiS” Kotnik has been removed from the position. Col. Derek O’Malley, the commander of the 20th Fighter Wing which is… Read more

Former Blue Angel Explains Super Hornet Transition Plans, Talks New Routine

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We now know a lot more about the US Navy Blue Angels‘ coming transition to the F/A-18E Super Hornet thanks to former Blue Angel #1 Captain Ryan Bernacchi. He spoke to Newsradio 1620 in the team’s hometown of Pensacola, FL recently, and explained not only the difference between the team’s current F/A-18 “Legacy” Hornets and… Read more

BREAKING: US Navy Blue Angels Pilot Suffers Landing Mishap In El Centro

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An unnamed pilot of the US Navy Blue Angels was thankfully uninjured after a landing mishap at NAF El Centro today. The pilot was landing at the base when the aircraft’s main landing gear failed to extend properly. The pilot was able to make an emergency landing with the F-18 Hornet without injuring himself or… Read more

ICAS Announces 2018 Airshow Award Winners

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Several stars of the airshow industry took home top honors at this year’s annual International Council of Airshows Convention in Las Vegas, NV. SWORD OF EXCELLENCE Julie Clark, known best for her patriotic red, white and blue T-34 act was awarded the Sword of Excellence, the airshow industry’s highest honor. This award is presented to… Read more

Canadian CF-18 Hornet Demo Team Announces Theme And Pilot For Limited 2019 Season

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The Royal Canadian Air Force has announced that the theme of the 2019 CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team will be celebrating the history of the RCAF and highlighting Canada’s role in the NATO alliance. They also announced that the demonstration pilot for the 2019 airshow season will be Captain Brian “Humza” Kilroy from Alberta. Each year’s… Read more

Flying With The Canadian Forces Snowbirds

I have always been a fan of the Canadian Snowbirds. When I was just getting into airshows, their spectacular bursts were unlike anything I had seen before. As I became more familiar with the industry, their large formation rolls where they pull over the top while pointing right at the crowd stuck out as even… Read more

Air Force Concludes Investigation Into Fatal Crash Of Thunderbird #4, Releases Report

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The US Air Force has released the crash investigation report for April’s fatal crash of Thunderbird #4, Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno. Cajun was flying a practice routine with the team near Creech AFB in Nevada when his aircraft impacted the ground. Very little information about the crash has been made public until now, and… Read more