Yankee Air Museum Launches Drive-In Airshows To “Keep ‘Em Flying” During Pandemic

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After canceling their annual Thunder Over Michigan airshow this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Yankee Air Museum decided they still wanted to put on a flying event. They settled on not one but two socially-distanced, drive-in airshows that they’re calling “Friday Night Flights”. The lineup is comprised of Yankee’s own flying warbirds: the… Read more

Northern Lightning Brings Air Power To Wisconsin Despite Pandemic

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Northern Lighting is a large-scale, joint training exercise hosted at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center in central Wisconsin. The main emphasis of the exercise is the integration 4th and 5th generation aircraft across the different branches of the military. It was originally held in the early 2000s, but has grown in recent years to… Read more

Blue Angels Lose Final 2020 Airshow As NAS Pensacola Cancels

The Blue Angels’ airshow season was dealt a final blow today when Naval Air Station Pensacola pulled the plug on the Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow, scheduled for October 16-17. The show was the final event remaining on their 2020 schedule. All other planned performances have been canceled throughout the year in the face of the… Read more

The First Blue Angels Super Hornet Has Arrived In Pensacola

The US Navy Blue Angels welcomed their first F/A-18E Super Hornet to their home base at NAS Pensacola today! Former Blue Angel “Boss” and current Director of the Blue Angels Super Hornet Transition Team, Capt. Eric Doyle, flew the aircraft from Cecil Field in Jacksonville to Pensacola. He was greeted on the ramp by members… Read more

Military Airshow Action 2019: Nearly An Hour Of Highlights In One Amazing Video

Through the combined efforts of AirshowStuff and our friends at This is Flight, we bring you Military Airshow Action 2019 – a nearly hour long look at some of the most interesting and unique military airshow performances during the year. The collection, narrated by Adam Landau, takes you to both sides of the Atlantic for… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds Cancel Performance After Team Member Contracts COVID-19

The US Air Force Thunderbirds will not perform their first airshow of the year as originally planned after a member of the team tested positive for COVID-19. The famous red, white, and blue F-16s were set to soar over F.E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne, Wyoming next Wednesday, July 22nd. Now, the Wyoming Tribune Eagle is… Read more

Pensacola Beach Airshow Canceled Amid COVID-19 Surge

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The 2020 Pensacola Beach Airshow has been canceled. With COVID-19/coronavirus cases surging to record highs in the state, the US Navy Blue Angels informed the show organizers, the Santa Rosa Island Authority, that they would not support the event. Although several other civilian performers were still booked, the SRIA subsequently decided to cancel the entire… Read more

Air Force Thunderbirds And Navy Blue Angels Planning Fourth Of July Flyovers

The US Air Force Thunderbirds and US Navy Blue Angels are getting ready for more awesome flyovers – this time for the 4th of July. The Thunderbirds will headline the Independence Day flyover parade over the National Mall in Washington, DC. Other aircraft expected to join them include F-22 Raptors and F-35 Lightning IIs, a… Read more

Billy Werth Injured In Aircraft Crash

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Aerobatic pilot Billy Werth was badly injured in a plane crash last week. He is probably best known for performing in his red, white and blue Pitts biplane, but last year he also started performing as part of the Redline Airshows team with lead pilot Ken Reider. He is also an Air Force Reserve and… Read more

New Updates And Details On Blue Angels Super Hornet Transition

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Despite the numerous changes the coronavirus has brought to the airshow circuit this year, the Blue Angels transition to the Super Hornet appears to be on schedule. In an interview with WEAR, VX-23 Flight Test Project Officer Lt. Sean Cawley said the first F/A-18E Super Hornet for the Blues is now undergoing testing and evaluation… Read more