2020 CF-18 Hornet Demo Paint Scheme Falls Victim To Coronavirus Shut Down

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On top of rampant airshow cancellations (which you can track on our airshow calendar), the coronavirus has landed one more hit on airshow fans – the CF-18 Hornet used by the RCAF Demonstration Team will not feature a special paint scheme this year.It is tradition for the designated display aircraft to wear a special… Read more

US Air Force Cancels All Airshow Support, Community Outreach Until May 15th

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Following a wave of airshow cancellations in the face of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, the US Air Force has announced that they are suspending all public outreach activities such as airshow support until at least May 15th. The USAF Thunderbirds and other single-ship demonstration teams will not travel during this time.This is not shocking news,… Read more

Air Force’s C-17/KC-135 Altus Demonstration Team Scraps Plans For 2020 Airshow Performances

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The Altus Demonstration Team will not be performing at any airshows this season. The disappointing news was announced on the team’s social media accounts yesterday, in a post that cited ongoing mission requirements as the reason behind the decision.This unique US Air Force team combines a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III and KC-135 Stratotanker into… Read more

F-35 Demonstration Team Announces New Commander And Demo Pilot

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Meet the new head of the US Air Force F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team – Captain Kristin “Beo” Wolfe!Beo takes over from Major Andrew “Dojo” Olsen as the demonstration pilot and commander of the team. She was publicly introduced as the new commander today after being certified to fly the demo profile during the… Read more

Tom Cruise’s Top Gun F-18 Super Hornet To Join Blue Angels

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Photo by Sean JensenThe F/A-18E Super Hornet used by Tom Cruise’s character in the new Top Gun 2 movie will continue to thrill aviation fans long after the movie debuts. It is on its way to be converted for use by the US Navy Blue Angels demonstration team, which will begin training with the… Read more

Meet The New US Navy Growler Demonstration Team

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The US Navy’s 2020 airshow plans continue to take shape as we get ready for the season to start. Earlier this week the Rhino Demonstration Team from VFA-106 “Gladiators” announced their 2020 performance schedule, and today the EA-18G Growler crew from VAQ-129 “Vikings” unveiled a new “Growler Demonstration Team” name, patch, and Instagram account.View… Read more

2020 US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstration Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the 2020 airshow schedule for the US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstration Team! Will you see them in 2020? 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 – make sure to check… Read more

Meet The New F-22 Raptor Demo Team Pilot – Major Joshua “Cabo” Gunderson

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Major Joshua “Cabo” Gunderson will become a familiar name to airshow fans across the world over the next two years. He was officially announced as the next F-22 Raptor team commander and demonstration pilot this morning following certification by the Commander of Air Combat Command. Cabo takes over for outgoing team commander Major Paul “Loco”… Read more

Rhode Island Airshow Changes Dates To Land USAF Thunderbirds

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The Rhode Island National Guard Air Show in North Kingston, RI has changed dates! The show will now be held June 20-21, 2020 and feature the US Air Force Thunderbirds. The Thunderbirds were originally going to perform at Youngstown ARB that weekend, but that show canceled and left the weekend free.Rhode Island was originally… Read more

New 2020 Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team Pilot Announced

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The Royal Canadian Air Force has announced that Captain Dan “Delouse” Deluce is the new 2020 demo pilot for the CF-18.Deluce’s family is no stranger to aviation. His father, a commercial pilot of forty years, introduced Capt. Deluce to aviation at a young age. He began teaching his son basic aviation and piloting skills,… Read more