Slot Pilot Gene McNeely Retires From Aeroshell Aerobatic Team

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Gene McNeely, the slot pilot for AeroShell Aerobatic Team, performed his final air show on November 5th in Stuart, Florida. He had spent the last 24 years flying the slot position for AeroShell. Gene got the flying bug as a kid. After serving in the United States Navy, he used his G.I. Bill to finish… Read more

Smyrna Breaks Ground On Captain Jeff Kuss Memorial For Fallen Blue Angel Pilot

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The construction of a memorial to honor a fallen Blue Angel has begun. Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was killed on June 2nd, 2016 when his Blue Angels jet crashed during a Thursday afternoon practice demonstration in Tennessee. In his memory, the town of Smyrna plans to erect a permanent memorial. The groundbreaking ceremony, held October… Read more

ATC Privatization Threatens The Airshow Community

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Pending legislation in Congress would pose a threat to the airshow community. If this legislation becomes law, authority for managing airspace in the US would be transferred from the US Government to a nonprofit board, disproportionately made up of airline representatives and other officials with financial ties to the airlines. This form of ATC privatization… Read more

Celebrate The 4th Of July With These Photos Of Fireworks And Airplanes!

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Happy 4th of July! Over the years, AirshowStuff’s photographers have had the opportunity to capture many fantastic fireworks displays at airshows and special events around the country. Here are just a few of our favorite photos!If you’re interested in a behind the scenes look at how the crew at DTG Pyrotechnics sets up their… Read more

Colorado Highway Named In Honor Of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, Blue Angel #6

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A new sign now stands as an honor to fallen Blue Angel #6. Colorado Highway 3 just outside of Durango has been renamed as the Capt. Jeff Kuss Memorial Highway in honor of the Marine pilot. The announcement comes nearly a year after the tragic accident in Smyrna, TN in which Kuss lost his life.… Read more

Smyrna, Tennessee Announces Memorial For Fallen Blue Angel Capt. Jeff Kuss

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The mayor of Smyrna, Tennessee announced plans today for a memorial to Blue Angels pilot Capt. Jeff “Kooch” Kuss, who was killed in a crash while preparing for the Great Tennessee Airshow in the city last June. The memorial will feature a retired F/A-18 Hornet in Blue Angel colors, on loan from the National Naval… Read more

Kyle Franklin Awarded 2017 Bill Barber Award For Showmanship

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Join us in congratulating Kyle Franklin, the 2017 recipient of the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship! The news announced tonight on his Facebook page. Over his airshow career, Kyle has done it all – Wing-walking, motorcycle to airplane transfers, a comedy routine, stunt driving and high energy aerobatics. Today, he delights airshow crowds in his… Read more

Officially Licensed US Navy Blue Angel Beach Towels (Sponsored)

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We here at Airshowstuff would like to welcome our newest sponsor – Vulcano America! Vulcano is the only source for officially licensed US Navy Blue Angel beach towels! They offer these high-quality towels on their own website as well as other internet outlets such as Amazon, eBay, and Overstock.com. These towels are the best way… Read more

NBC Sports to Broadcast Red Bull Air Race

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Red Bull Air Race fans rejoice! Qualifying and racing segments of the Red Bull Air Race 2017 season debut in Abu Dhabi will be available for viewing on the networks of NBC Sports. The qualifying rounds will be available LIVE starting at 7am eastern on Friday, February 10th via the NBC Sports App available for… Read more

ICAS Recognizes Airshow Industry Leaders And Innovators At 2016 Awards Banquet

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While the annual International Council of Airshows convention is a place for performers, organizers, and support staff to meet and coordinate the following show season, it also offers a chance to reflect on previous seasons and recognize standout individuals and groups. The event culminates in an awards banquet where airshow professionals celebrate their own with… Read more