Douglas C-47 “Bluebonnet Belle” Crashes On Takeoff

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Shortly after 9:00 A.M. on Saturday July 21, the Commemorative Air Force’s Douglas C-47 Skytrain “Bluebonnet Belle” reportedly crashed during a takeoff at Burnet Municipal Airport in Burnet, Texas. Video of the accident shows that the aircraft began to yaw during the takeoff roll. Shortly after lifting off, the left wing dropped and struck the… Read more

Rob Holland Back In The Air After Crash Landing; Will Resume 2018 Airshow Schedule

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Airshow pilot and four time consecutive world freestyle champion Rob Holland is ready to take to the skies at airshows across the states again after being reacquainted with an old friend. Holland has leased his previous MX2 from the current owner, Marty Flournoy. Holland sold the aircraft to Flourney, himself an aerobatic pilot, after acquiring… Read more

Rob Holland Safe After Forced Landing In Texas

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Airshow pilot Rob Holland is safe after his custom MXS-RH aircraft went down late Sunday evening. Rob was flying from NAS Kingsville, TX to Shreveport, LA after performing at the Wings Over South Texas airshow on the weekend. While in cruise at 11,500 feet, he lost his engine and oil covered his windshield. He flew… Read more

Historic Warbirds Return To Service, Transport Aid In Wake Of Hurricane Harvey

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On Friday, August 25th, the eye of Hurricane Harvey, a strong category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 mph, made landfall near Rockport, TX. Over the next week, the center of Harvey would sit and spin over Texas, dropping 40-50 inches of rain! This amount of rain resulted in catastrophic and life threatening flooding across… Read more

QF-4 Phantoms To Perform Flyover At Sunday’s NASCAR Race in Texas

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This Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway will have a special treat – two QF-4 Phantoms for the pre-race flyover! The flyover is scheduled for 2:02 pm eastern, 1:02 central time before the start of the race. The QF-4s will base out of the Fort Worth/Alliance Airport, about 14 miles north of Fort… Read more

Soggy Parking Fields Force Warbirds Over Hondo to Cancel Airshow

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Due to saturated grounds limiting the available parking, the Warbirds Over Hondo airshow scheduled for tomorrow, May 16, has been cancelled. The show, located west of San Antonio, TX, searched for alternatives to their grass parking lots, but no location was found and show organizers were forced to cancel the show. Kyle Franklin and various… Read more