Blue Angels Announce New Officers For 2020 Season

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The US Navy Blue Angels have announced some new faces that will be joining the team! The two F/A-18 Hornet demonstration pilots, two C-130 Hercules pilots, maintenance officer, and public affairs officer will assume their roles before the 2020 airshow season. Marine Corps Maj. Frank Zastoupil, of Kingwood, Texas, is an F-35 Lightning II pilot… Read more

Blue Angels To Headline Expanded Independence Day Celebrations In Washington DC

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The US Navy Blue Angels will headline a series of flyovers and military demonstrations planned for the 4th of July in Washington, DC. The annual celebration of American independence in the nation’s capital is being expanded by President Trump after he witnessed a Bastille Day military parade in France. Details are still limited, but the… Read more

US Navy Looks To Start Up F-35C Lightning II Demonstrations In 2020

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Quick on the heels of yesterday’s disappointing announcement that the Navy’s Super Hornet Demonstration Team is cancelling all remaining performances this year (Update – the demos may still be happening!) comes some much happier news! The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) posted that the Navy has tentatively received approval for aerobatic F-35C Lightning II… Read more

All 2019 US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstrations Cancelled

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Update 6/27/19 – The Navy Times is reporting that the Facebook post announcing the cancellations was made prematurely, and that the Navy is still debating whether to choose that course of action. The original Facebook post has been taken down until a final decision is made. There may be hope for 2019 demos after all!… 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

“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

AirshowStuff Visits Star Wars Canyon – Photos And Videos Of Low Level Flying!

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Star Wars Canyon has exploded in popularity over the last few years, and in early March we decided to stop by and see what we could catch. As part of a week long trip all around the Southwest – from Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson up to Nellis AFB in Las Vegas to Star Wars Canyon… Read more

Blue Angels Treat Disney Visitors To Special Epcot Flyover

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Photo Courtesy of Blog Mickey The Blue Angels wowed Disney fans Thursday as they roared over Walt Disney World’s Epcot park. The signature Delta formation for F-18 Hornets made two passes over the area, including a Delta Breakout directly over the iconic Spaceship Earth sphere just after 10am. This morning, the @USNavy Blue Angels flew… Read more

Blue Angels To Soar Over Epcot Next Week

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Photo: US Navy Blue Angels Walt Disney World visitors will get an extra dose of magic next week when the US Navy Blue Angels perform a pair of flybys over Epcot! On May 2nd, the six Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornets will soar over the park before splitting apart over Spaceship Earth, the iconic geodesic sphere… Read more

“Year Of The Fighter” – EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Themes And Highlights Beginning To Take Shape

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The Experimental Aircraft Association is giving fans a look ahead at the 2019 EAA AirVenture airshow! The event will be held July 22-28 in Oshkosh, WI – a town now synonymous with the world’s largest aviation gathering. This year will actually mark the 50th time the event has been held in Oshkosh after previously being… Read more