EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Officially Canceled For 2020

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Despite crossed fingers and high hopes around the country, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) announced this morning that their 2020 AirVenture fly-in and convention in Oshkosh, WI is canceled. AirVenture, branded “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration”, is just the latest airshow to fall victim to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. Airshows around the world have canceled in… Read more

Check Out These Incredible Aerial Images Of The Blue Angels And Thunderbirds Flying Together Over New York City

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cory Bush Yesterday, the US Air Force Thunderbirds and US Navy Blue Angels conducted a special joint flyover of New York City, Philadelphia, and nearby communities. The mission, part of Operation America Strong, saw both teams launch from the Blue Angels’ home base at NAS Pensacola, fly up… Read more

Canadian Snowbirds Launch Operation Inspiration, A Series Of Flyovers Across Canada

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The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are launching Operation Inspiration, a series of flyovers across Canada to salute all Canadians working to control the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. Dates, times, and locations for the flyovers have not yet been announced, but we will share them in this post as they made public. The team does say that flyover routes… Read more

Here’s A Live List Of Military Flyovers Planned To Salute Health Care And Essential Workers Around The Country

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Military units around the country have begun posting times and routes for health care and essential worker tribute flyovers. It’s a lot of information to process, so we’re putting together this list as a one stop shop to see what has been announced. We’ll keep it updated as we learn more. The main events are… Read more

Local Military Units Begin Announcing Flyover Times As Part Of Operation America Strong

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While the official dates for the nation-wide US Navy Blue Angels and US Air Force Thunderbird flybys are not yet released, other military units are posting dates and times where you can see them fly over their local area. This is all part of what has been called Operation America Strong, the military’s effort to… Read more

Operation America Strong: Blue Angel and Thunderbird Flyovers Confirmed By Pentagon and White House

In a stunning piece of news, the nation-wide series of flyovers that we first discussed on Monday was confirmed by President Trump today during a White House press conference. The US Navy Blue Angels and the US Air Force Thunderbirds are preparing for what is being called Operation America Strong. Flyovers of cities across the… Read more

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

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

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