2017 USAF A-10 Thunderbolt II Heritage Flight Schedule Released

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The US Air Force has released the 2017 airshow schedule for the A-10 Thunderbolt II Heritage Teams. As we announced in January, the A-10 “Warthog” will return to the airshow circuit in 2017 to participate in Air Force Heritage Flights at select show sites. The shows will be split between an East team from Moody… Read more

2017 USAF F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Schedule Released

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The US Air Force has released the 2017 airshow schedule for the F-35 Lightning II Heritage Team. Unlike the full aerobatic performances of the F-22 and F-16 demo teams, the F-35 will perform flybys and Heritage Flights only. Will you see the Lightning in 2017? Let us know! Post on our Facebook page and in… Read more

Warbird Pilot Killed In Tennessee Airshow Crash Saturday

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Pilot Jay “Flash” Gordon was killed when his L-39 Albatros jet reportedly failed to recover from a dive and crashed yesterday afternoon. Jay was performing at the Wings Over Big South Fork Airshow in Oneida, TN. His flying is maybe most well known from previous appearances at the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in his hometown.… Read more

Here’s The Awesome Mini-Demo Flown By Thunderbirds 7 And 8 At Thunder Over Louisville

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As we predicted a couple weeks ago, Thunderbirds 7 and 8 had a moment in the spotlight this past Saturday at the Thunder Over Louisville airshow when they thrilled the crowd with a mini-demonstration. As far as we are aware, this is the first dedicated aerial performance by 7 and 8 ever! It appears they… Read more

Flooding And More Crane Drama Present Continued Challenges For Thunder Over Louisville In 2015

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The challenges are continuing to build for this year’s Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Kentucky. Even after the FAA prevented the headlining USAF Thunderbirds and US Navy F-18 Super Hornet from performing (perhaps forever), the event has had even more issues arise. The show takes place over the Ohio River, which is currently flooded up… Read more

Thunder Over Louisville Aerobatic Restrictions May Be Permanent

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More information has come out regarding the recent announcement that the Thunder Over Louisville airshow will be operating under severely restricted rules for aerobatic performances this year, and it does not sound good for airshow fans. The problem, which we covered last week, is that the FAA has denied the proposed 12,000 foot-long aerobatic box… Read more

[UPDATED] Thunder Over Louisville Announces Lineup – USAF Thunderbirds and Super Hornet No Longer Performing

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UPDATE [2:47pm]: We are hearing reports that more restrictions have been imposed on the performers than previously announced. Rumor has it that acts such as the T-33 Shooting Star (“Ace Maker”) and F-86 Sabre will also be restricted to non-aerobatic maneuvers. We will update further as we learn more. ORIGINAL POST: Thunder Over Louisville announced… Read more