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

Red Arrows Engineer Killed In RAF Valley Hawk Crash

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A Royal Air Force engineer was killed Tuesday when a Red Arrow jet crashed at RAF Valley in North Wales. Corporal Jonathan Bayliss was riding in the Hawk T1 aircraft when it crashed around 1:30pm local time. The pilot survived and is currently receiving medical treatment for his injuries. The Hawk training aircraft was flying… Read more

Atlantic Trident 2017 Exercise Combines Eurofighters, Rafales, And Raptors To Strengthen Ties Between Allies

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After entering World War I on the 6th of April 1917, the United States’ participation in Europe led down a path of air power that resulted in our current day United States Air Force. On 5 May 1918, the American Expeditionary Force in Europe activated the 1st Pursuit Group at Gencoult, France. Commanded by Major… Read more

US Air Force Thunderbirds To Perform At RIAT In 2017

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The US Air Force Thunderbirds will be heading overseas this summer. The Royal International Air Tattoo announced that it will host the team at RAF Fairford in the United Kingdom on July 14, 15, and 16. This is not surprising, since the dates were left conspicuously open on the 2017 USAF Thunderbirds schedule, released earlier… Read more

Red Arrows Aerobatic Show At Farnborough Forbidden After Shoreham Disaster

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The Royal Air Force’s demonstration team, the Red Arrows, will not be performing their aerobatic routine as originally planned at the popular biennial Farnborough International Airshow held in the United Kingdom and scheduled for July 11-17 this year. Instead, the team will be performing formation flypasts during the show. In a press release from the… Read more