Thunderbirds Join Blue Angels In Pensacola Amid Rumors That Flyovers Are Planned Around The Country

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Speculation is growing that the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels may be planning a nation-wide set of flyovers to salute healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers who are helping to battle the coronavirus across America. On Sunday, an extensive list of cities across the country was posted to social media with claims that it was… Read more

C-54 “Spirit of Freedom” Heavily Damaged By Storm

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The C-54 Skymaster named “Spirit of Freedom” has been severely damaged by strong storms that came as part of a severe weather break out across the Southeastern US yesterday and today. The storms have killed at least 19 people and damaged countless structures including several hits on airports. The aircraft is operated by the non-profit… Read more

Thunderbirds To Honor Healthcare Workers With Hospital Flyovers This Weekend

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Update: Here’s video of the flyovers from a local TV station: Original Post: Healthcare workers around the world are receiving praise and tributes as they work to fight off the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, and the US Air Force Thunderbirds have planned a special tribute of their own. The team will perform flyovers of 16 major hospitals… Read more

Sun ‘n Fun Cancelled; Resources Directed To Coronavirus Response

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Sun ‘n Fun 2020 has succumbed to the Coronavirus after all. The event was canceled today as actions to slow the spread of the virus continue to escalate. The airshow was originally scheduled for this week, but was pushed back to early May as concerns about the pandemic rose. Now that the scope is even… Read more

EAA AirVenture Planning Continues, But Decision Time Frame Set For Delay Or Cancellation

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While dozens of airshows have been canceled or postponed as the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic, many fans have expressed their concerns for the crown jewel of the summer – EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI. Although the event is not until the end of July, it takes substantial set up, requiring volunteers and exhibitors… Read more

2020 CF-18 Hornet Demo Paint Scheme Falls Victim To Coronavirus Shut Down

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On top of rampant airshow cancellations (which you can track on our airshow calendar), the coronavirus has landed one more hit on airshow fans – the CF-18 Hornet used by the RCAF Demonstration Team will not feature a special paint scheme this year. It is tradition for the designated display aircraft to wear a special… Read more

US Air Force Cancels All Airshow Support, Community Outreach Until May 15th

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Following a wave of airshow cancellations in the face of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, the US Air Force has announced that they are suspending all public outreach activities such as airshow support until at least May 15th. The USAF Thunderbirds and other single-ship demonstration teams will not travel during this time. This is not shocking news,… Read more

Numerous Airshows Cancel In The Face Of Coronavirus Pandemic – Here Is A Full List

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Update 3/13/20 – The US Air Force has announced that they will not support any airshows until after May 15th. This means that any airshow one an Air Force base is canceled, and the demonstration teams will not travel to civilian airshows during this time. The list below has been updated, but note also there… Read more

March ARB Airshow Postponed Indefinitely Due To Coronavirus

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March ARB in Riverside, CA has postponed their 2020 March Field Air and Space Expo airshow indefinitely due to concerns around COVID-19/coronavirus. The show was scheduled to take place on March 28th and 29th, and feature the US Air Force Thunderbirds as well as the A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team. This is the first airshow… Read more

Air Force’s C-17/KC-135 Altus Demonstration Team Scraps Plans For 2020 Airshow Performances

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The Altus Demonstration Team will not be performing at any airshows this season. The disappointing news was announced on the team’s social media accounts yesterday, in a post that cited ongoing mission requirements as the reason behind the decision. This unique US Air Force team combines a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III and KC-135 Stratotanker into… Read more