AirshowStuff’s Top Ten Onboard Videos Of 2018

As our 13th year of airshow coverage comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at another awesome season of aviation and airshows! Our onboard videos have long been highlights, as they take viewers to all sorts of special places. Whether on the wing of a small aerobatic aircraft, or in the cockpit of… Read more

AirshowStuff’s Top Ten Warbird Videos Of 2018

As our 13th year of airshow coverage comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at another awesome season of aviation and airshows! Warbirds – aircraft that are no longer in military service – are one of the most popular searches across all of our channels, and it’s easy to see why. Many people… Read more

Warbird Heritage Foundation Acquires P-51 Mustang “Moonbeam McSwine” To Honor Vlado Lenoch

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Moonbeam McSwine is coming home! The Warbird Heritage Foundation announced Wednesday that they’ve purchased the P-51 Mustang named “Moonbeam McSwine” from its most recent owner, Mr. Frederic Akary of France. The aircraft will reside under a new FAA registration number, N51VL, in honor of Vlado Lenoch. Vlado and Moonbeam were synonymous; he flew the aircraft… Read more

WATCH: Classic Warbird Sunset Flight – Ride Along With Six TBM Avengers!

Turkeys CAN Fly! We here at AirshowStuff.com think you’ll agree that few things sound better than the radial engine of a classic warbird. Unless, of course, it’s SIX radial engines! In 2016, the Illinois Regional Valley airport in Peru, IL hosted their first TBM Avenger Gathering where ten TBM Avengers (along with many other classic… Read more

Doolittle Raiders Honored With B-25, B-1 Flybys In Dayton 75 Years After Famous Mission

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Eleven B-25 Mitchells roared over the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, OH on Tuesday in an incredible tribute to the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. The flyover came 75 years to the day after the 16 B-25s and 80 airmen took off from the USS Hornet to bomb Japan. Although it inflicted… Read more

Nearly Intact P-47 Thunderbolt Pulled From Hudson River After Fatal Crash

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The P-47 Thunderbolt “Jacky’s Revenge” that crashed into the Hudson River near the George Washington bridge on Friday has been removed from the water by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Photos from the site show that the aircraft appears amazingly intact, which is surprising given the fatal nature of the crash. It appears pilot… Read more

Pilot Bill Gordon Killed When P-47 Thunderbolt Crash Lands In Hudson River

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Pilot Bill Gordon, former member of the Iron Eagles Aerobatic Team, has died after the WWII-era P-47 Thunderbolt he was piloting crash landed in the Hudson River near New York City. The aircraft was one of three participating in a photo flight near the city and Statue of Liberty on Friday evening to promote this… 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

Last Surviving Martin Mars – World’s Largest Flying Seaplane – To Appear At EAA AirVenture 2016

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EAA recently announced that this year, the Martin JRM Mars water bomber will appear for the first time at EAA AirVenture. It will perform during the airshow several times throughout the week and will be parked near the seaplane base for up-close spectator viewing. The aircraft is unable to actually land at Wittman Regional Airport… Read more

Heavy Bombers Weekend 2015 Photo Albums Uploaded

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Two new albums have been added to the AirshowStuff photo gallery from Heavy Bombers Weekend 2015 in Madison, WI. We’ve covered the event here in a previous post, but since then it has been announced that the 2016 edition will take place in Janesville, WI instead of Madison. The plan is to rotate between the… Read more