US Air Force Heritage Flights Will Be Longer This Airshow Season

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The US Air Force Heritage Flight routine will have a new look in 2019! Air Combat Command’s single-ship demonstration teams (F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, and A-10 Thunderbolt II) and civilian Heritage Flight pilots just wrapped up their annual Heritage Flight Conference practice session at Davis-Monthan AFB. During the conference, they flew… Read more

George H. W. Bush To Be Buried In Blue Angel Socks As Eternal Tribute To Navy Service

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When former President George H. W. Bush is buried this week, the US Navy Blue Angels will be with him. On his socks. The 41st President was well known for his love of colorful socks, often using them to make a statement or support a cause. Bush’s spokesman Jim McGrath shared this image on Twitter… Read more

GEICO Skytypers Pilot Ken Johansen Killed In Long Island Crash

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Ken Johansen, a member of the the GEICO Skytypers airshow team, was killed earlier today when his SNJ-2 aircraft crashed in Melville, NY on Long Island. Witnesses say the aircraft encountered an issue in flight, leading to the crash. The crash site was in a residential area not far from the team’s home airport, the… Read more

Historic “Memphis Belle” B-17 Moved Into US Air Force Museum Hangar

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On March 14th, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force marked completion of the B-17F “Memphis Belle” restoration project. In view of invited media and 300 Air Force Museum Foundation members, the “Memphis Belle” was towed from the Museum’s restoration hangar to the WWII Gallery where it replaced “Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby”, a B-17G… Read more

Rare USAF Heritage Flight Formation To Perform Super Bowl LII Flyover

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Keep your eyes to the sky (or more likely, your TV screen) before the kickoff of Super Bowl LII on February 4th – there will be a special US Air Force Heritage Flight flyover for the national anthem! The formation will feature the World War II-era P-51 Mustang “Sierra Sue II” leading two A-10 Warthogs… Read more

WATCH: This Rare Super Hornet/Corsair Formation Showcases Decades Of Naval Aviation History

Visitors to the Cleveland National Airshow this past Labor Day weekend were treated to a special sight – a US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet and World War II-era F4U Corsair flying together! The pair performed several formation flybys before landing, then taxied together at show center and folded their wings to show their common bond… Read more

TBM Avenger Gathering Promises To Be Even Bigger In 2017

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The Gathering of TBM Avengers will return for the second year in a row and promises to be even bigger and better! This year a whopping sixteen TBMs (and TBFs) have verbally committed to the event, which will be held on Saturday, May 20th in Peru, IL. Numerous other warbird crews have expressed interest in… Read more

CAF Announces New “Prowlers Of The Pacific” Airshow Act For 2017 Season

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The Commemorative Air Force announced a new airshow act today that will debut during the 2017 show season. The act is titled “Prowlers of the Pacific” and will feature an ensemble cast of CAF aircraft in a performance designed to tell the story of WWII in the Pacific theater. The featured aircraft are a Goodyear… Read more

TBM Avenger Gathering Kicks Off Summer With A Bang

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Aviation fans got an early treat this year when a whopping ten TBM Avengers came together for one special weekend in April. The event, held at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru, IL, grew out of an annual private get together organized by local TBM owner Brad Deckert. The idea for this year was… Read more