Bob Hoover Remembered With Celebration Of Life Ceremony, Triple Flyover

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Aviation lost one of its greats one month ago, when R.A. “Bob” Hoover passed away at the age of 94. Bob was without a doubt one of the most legendary pilots to have graced the skies. His exploits in World War II would have been enough for most pilots, but his real fame was gained… Read more

Pilot Killed In Crash At Airshow Of The Cascades

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Pilot Marcus Paine was killed today when his Stearman biplane crashed during a performance at the Airshow of the Cascades in Madras, Oregon. He was the only person on board and no one on the ground was injured. Paine was reportedly performing aerobatics when he hit the ground. The remainder of the airshow was canceled… Read more

Candlelight Vigil To Honor Fallen Blue Angel Tonight In Pensacola

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Thursday night, the citizens of Pensacola, FL and the surrounding area are invited to gather at Pensacola’s Veterans Memorial Park for a candlelight vigil to honor Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss. The vigil will begin at 7:30pm central daylight time. Admiral Anderson from the Blue Angels association will start off the evening by welcoming everyone. Following… Read more

EAA Skiplane Fly-In 2016 – Oshkosh, WI

Once again, there was plenty of snow on hand for the 2016 edition of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Skiplane Fly-In at Pioneer Airport. The event took place on relatively cool and overcast February 6th. In all, 28 aircraft from four states flew in for the one day event, and more than 1,000 spectators gathered to… 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

Twilight Airshows Prove To Be Rare Treasures

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Why are there so few twilight airshows? I ask myself that question a lot. To me, there is nothing cooler than watching (and listening) to airplanes soar through the sky at twilight or at night. Some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken have been at twilight/night time airshows. It’s soothing, it’s peaceful, and sometimes… Read more

F-35 Lightning II To Race At Reno; Biplane Class Expected To Provide Tough Competition

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The Biplane Class will have a tough new kid on the block to compete with at this year’s Reno Air Races. The United States Air Force has arranged special permission for one of its new F-35 Lightning II fighters to enter the race in an effort to shed the jet’s reputation as unmaneuverable, slow, and… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels And USAF Thunderbirds Adopt Chemtrail Smoke To Aid Recruitment

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Chemtrails aren’t just for airliners anymore! Unconfirmed reports have surfaced today that the US Navy Blue Angels and US Air Force Thunderbirds have begun using a new type of airshow smoke this year. The smoke will contain chemicals, such as Dihydrogen Monoxide, designed to induce a strong sense of awe and patriotism in anyone exposed… Read more

[Video] The Best Of Military Aviation – December 2015

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Check out this amazing compilation of beautiful military aviation footage from December of 2015. No cheesy music or voiceovers, just raw footage taking you into the action whether it be an aerial refueling tanker or the deck of an aircraft carrier during nighttime operations. This footage has been made available to us by the US… Read more

2016 Dates And Locations Announced For Red Bull Air Racing

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The 2016 dates for the Red Bull Air Race World Championship were announced today, and the 8-stop world tour will conclude with two stops in the US. The 7th stop will take place at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN before the series wraps up by returning to Las Vegas Motor Speedway in… Read more