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

Video Highlight: Take A Ride In The B-25 Mitchell “Show Me”

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One of the most popular portions of our Youtube channel is our series of on-board videos, which take you to unique vantage points on and in some of your favorite aircraft. We recently added two new videos to the collection, thanks to the help of the Commemorative Air Force’s Missouri Wing. We invite you to… 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

Bomber Heritage To Be Honored At Barksdale AFB Air Show With B-17/B-29/B-52 Formation Flight

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In a post on the Commemorative Air Force B-29/B-24 Squadron’s Facebook page, it was announced that their B-29 Superfortress “Fifi” will be participating in a historic flight at the upcoming Barksdale AFB Defenders of Liberty Air Show, to be held on 30 April and 1 May this year. The post detailed that Fifi will be… Read more

Pilot Killed In Arizona P-51 Mustang Crash

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The pilot of a WWII-era P-51 Mustang was killed today when the aircraft crashed in Maricopa, AZ today. There is no information available on what caused the crash, but photos from the scene show the aircraft totally destroyed. Reports say the aircraft burned after impacting the ground. Plane that crashed is WW2 era P-51. pic.twitter.com/B6rINp1DFa… Read more

Pilot Uninjured In “Tuskegee Airmen” P-51 Landing Incident In Texas

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The pilot of the Commemorative Air Force’s rare P-51C Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen” is uninjured after making an emergency belly landing at Dallas Executive Airport in Texas today. Unfortunately, the aircraft sustained significant damage in the incident, and a photo from the scene shows the propeller and spinner laying on the ground near the rest of… 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

MiG-23 To Fly At Thunder Over Michigan

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Spectators attending the annual Thunder Over Michigan airshow in 2016 will get quite the treat as a Soviet era jet fighter has been added to the lineup. Warbirds of Delaware will bring their MiG-23 Flogger to the show, an aircraft rarely seen at US airshows. Warbirds of Delaware’s site lists two MiG-23s in their collection.… Read more