Has The 2018 Aviation Nation Airshow At Nellis AFB Been Cancelled?

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UPDATE: The show has been confirmed as canceled in 2018. ORIGINAL POST: Rumors are swirling that the 2018 Aviation Nation airshow at Nellis AFB has been canceled after it was removed from both the ICAS and USAF Thunderbird 2018 airshow schedules. The show was previously scheduled for November 10-11 on both. This is a stunning… Read more

Florida’s Melbourne Air And Space Show Changes 2018 Dates, Retains Thunderbirds As Headliner

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The Melbourne Air and Space Show announced today that they have changed dates from March 17-18 to March 24-25. Organizers say that they decided to change dates in order to keep the US Air Force Thunderbirds as headliners. The move is not entirely unexpected, as the two other airshows that originally planned to have the… Read more

Luke Days 2018 Airshow Changes Dates; Secures New Jet Team

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Luke Air Force Base confirmed today that their 2018 airshow will be getting not only new dates, but a new headliner as well. The Luke Days 2018 event will now be held on March 17-18 instead of March 10-11. The new dates were necessary in order to secure the US Navy Blue Angels as the… Read more

Wings Over Atlanta 2018 Airshow At Dobbins ARB Canceled

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The planned 2018 Wings Over Atlanta Air and Space Expo has been canceled. The announcement was posted on the base’s Facebook page earlier today. The airshow was scheduled to be held on March 24th and 25th at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia, with the US Air Force Thunderbirds as the headlining performance. As with… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds Announce New Commanding Officer For 2018 Season

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The US Air Force Thunderbirds have a new commanding officer! The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Holmes, has selected Lt. Col. Kevin “Lowen” Walsh to lead the team in 2018. Lt. Col. Walsh was already serving as the interim CO of the famed demonstration squadron following the unexpected dismissal of the previous team… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds 2019 Preliminary Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the preliminary 2019 airshow schedule for the US Air Force Thunderbirds! This schedule has been released on a preliminary basis only, and will likely see notable changes. Please make sure to check back with us in December of 2018 when an updated 2019 schedule is released! Preliminary 2019 Appearance Schedule – US Air Read more

USAF Thunderbirds 2018 Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the 2018 airshow schedule for the US Air Force Thunderbirds! Will you see them in 2018? Let us know! Post in the AirshowStuff Forums or on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show! Schedules often change during the year – for the latest updates please be sure… Read more

Thunderbird #1 Relieved Of Command After Loss Of Confidence

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Thunderbird #1, Lt. Col. Jason Heard, was relieved of command earlier this month. The stunning news was announced today by The US Air Force’s Air Combat Command. Heard had served as the commander and flight leader of the famous USAF Thunderbirds demonstration team since taking over the role around one year ago. He lead the… Read more

New Photo Album – Cleveland National Airshow 2017

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A new album is now available in our photo gallery! Check it out here: Cleveland National Airshow 2017 – Ryan Sundheimer Also be sure to check out our videos from the show on our Youtube playlist:

USAF Report: Wet Runway Contributed To Thunderbird F-16 Crash In Dayton

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US Air Force officials stated that “excess speed and insufficient stopping distance” on a soaked runway resulted in the crash of a two seat F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the USAF Thunderbirds in Dayton, Ohio this past June. Capt. Erik “Speedy” Gonsalves, Thunderbird #8, was in command of the jet at the time of the… Read more