Bavarian OV-10 Bronco Demo Team Looking Ahead To 2018 North American Airshow Tour

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The Bavarian OV-10 Bronco Demo Team, a well known performer on the European airshow circuit, is looking to arrange a North American airshow tour in 2018. The team is announcing the tour now as they work to book dates at the ICAS convention this week. They will need to book approximately 30 airshows in order… 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

Mentors Over Manitowoc – Pre-Oshkosh Practice And Fun With The T-34 Association

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One of the most amazing sights and sounds of EAA AirVenture every year is the warbird segment of the airshow. On some days, over 100 airplanes fill the sky together in a tremendous display of historical air power. The majority of these aircraft are part of the mass formations that circle and cross overhead, providing… Read more

Martin Mars Stars In AirVenture Lineup, Recovers From Damage

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The famous Martin Mars water bomber was one of the main attractions at EAA AirVenture this year, but it did not survive the show unscathed. The aircraft, which performed in the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday airshows, suffered a bird strike to one of its four engines on Friday. In the ensuing landing on Lake Winnebago,… Read more

Pilot Killed In Crash At 2016 Cold Lake Airshow

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Pilot Bruce “Frac” Evans was killed today when his T-28 Trojan crashed while he was performing at the Cold Lake Airshow in Alberta, Canada. The performance was a solo routine and no other performers or spectators were involved. According to the airshow’s website, Bruce was a Geologist and warbird enthusiast with an Airline Transport Pilot… Read more

B-29 Superfortress “Doc” Has Successful First Flight!

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After a couple decades of hard work, the world gained a second flying B-29 Superfortress this morning when “Doc” took to the skies at McConnell AFB in Kansas. The Commemorative Air Force’s B-29 “Fifi” was previously the only flying example of the type. The first flight event was live streamed online for those not in… Read more

First Flight Of B-29 Superfortress “Doc” Announced

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The eagerly anticipated first flight of the B-29 Superfortress “Doc” has been scheduled for Sunday, July 17th. The flight will mark a culmination of 16 years of restoration by volunteers in Wichita. The flight is expected to take place in the early morning, weather allowing, and viewing information will be announced for anyone in the… Read more

Syracuse International Air Show Books Sea Harrier To Replace Blue Angels; Show Will Donate All Profits

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The Syracuse International Air Show, scheduled for this upcoming June 11-12 weekend, has secured the Nalls Aviation Sea Harrier as its headlining act. The show took quick action to book the “SHAR” after the US Navy Blue Angels canceled their performance in the wake of last week’s tragic crash of Marine Captain Jeff Kuss. Organizers… 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