Here Are Some Awesome Photos (And Videos!) From The Massive New York City Flyover Today

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Photo Courtesy RAF Red Arrows Earlier this morning, the Royal Air Force Red Arrows, USAF Thunderbirds, USAF F-35 Lightning II Demo Team, and USAF F-22 Raptor Demo Team came together for an awesome parade of military aircraft over New York City. The teams flew down the Hudson River, over the Statue of Liberty, and back… Read more

Massive Multi-Team Photo Flight Planned For New York City, Statue Of Liberty Thursday

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Photo courtesy of the New York International Air Show UPDATE 7:27pm – Shortly after our original post (below), it was announced that the Blue Angels will not be able to participate in the flyover parade. Instead, the F-22 Raptor Demo Team will join in. Original Post – The airspace over New York City will be… Read more

RAF Red Arrows Set To Kick Off 2019 Tour Of US And Canada

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The Royal Air Force Red Arrows are headed to North America! The team will be here through an 11 week deployment in both Canada and the United States. With more than 20 displays and 98 separate ground engagements, the tour will be the first chance North American airshow fans have to see the team since… Read more

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

Red Arrows Add Two Canadian Stops To 2019 North American Tour

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The Royal Air Force Red Arrows have announced two additional stops to their 2019 North American tour, which kicks off in August. In addition to their previously announced stops, the famous aerial demonstration team will be visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 7-11 and Vancouver, British Columbia on September 24-27. There are not currently airshows… 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

Royal Air Force Red Arrows Announce Initial Schedule For 2019 US And Canada Tour

Update: The schedule has expanded by several shows. Make sure to follow along in our forums for the latest info! The Royal Air Force Red Arrows have released an initial schedule for their highly anticipated 2019 North American Tour! This is the first visit by the Reds since 2008, when they made several appearances during… 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

US Military Answers Internet Demands By Sending Dozens Of Aircraft To Royal International Air Tattoo

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The United States Air Force announced an unprecedented increase in airshow support today with the unveiling of the Royal International Air Tattoo Supporting Unit Coordination Command Squadron. The Royal International Air Tattoo, better known as RIAT, is a large military-themed airshow held every summer at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England. The new command will arrange… Read more

Blue Angels Look To Royal Air Force For Replacement Fat Albert Aircraft

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“Fat Albert” could soon be traveling with the Blue Angels, thanks in part to the Royal Air Force. FBO.gov, the Federal Government’s Contracting website posted a contract notice looking for an urgent replacement for the Blue’s current Bert. The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) intends to negotiate and award a sole source contract with the… Read more