Wings Over Wasaga Airshow (Wasaga Beach, ON) Cancels For 2015

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The 2015 Wings Over Wasaga airshow, scheduled for July 4-5 in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, has been canceled. The announcement was made in a press release distributed today by the organizing committee. In the release, committee co-chair Martin Campbell explained that “Despite the best efforts of many hardworking people it has become apparent that we will… Read more

Unauthorized Civilian Drone Brings South African Airshow To Sudden Halt

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The Silver Falcons, the aerial demonstration team of South Africa, were forced to cut their performance short at the Rand Show in Johannesburg, South Africa two weeks ago when an unauthorized drone was spotted in the airspace. The entire airshow was put on hold while the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) searched for the drone pilot,… Read more

CF-18 Hornet Demo Team Unveils Amazing Battle of Britain Paint Scheme For 2015

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Every year, the Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet demonstration aircraft features a new and unique paint scheme with a special meaning behind it. The colorful and symbolic designs are an immensely pleasant departure from the typical shades of gray, and airshow fans look forward to the new scheme being unveiled before each season. This year the… Read more

[UPDATED] Thunder Over Louisville Announces Lineup – USAF Thunderbirds and Super Hornet No Longer Performing

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UPDATE [2:47pm]: We are hearing reports that more restrictions have been imposed on the performers than previously announced. Rumor has it that acts such as the T-33 Shooting Star (“Ace Maker”) and F-86 Sabre will also be restricted to non-aerobatic maneuvers. We will update further as we learn more. ORIGINAL POST: Thunder Over Louisville announced… Read more

FW-190 Suffers Landing Mishap in New Zealand – No Injuries Reported

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No one was injured when a Focke Wulf FW-190 had a landing incident in New Zealand today. Pilot Frank Parker was landing the German WWII fighter on a grass runway when one of the wheel brakes failed and the aircraft was thrown into a violent ground loop. The flight was in preparation for the Classic… Read more

Canadian Forces Snowbirds Add Four New Dates to 2015 Schedule

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Recently the Snowbirds have announced four additions to their 2015 schedule. We already reported on the cancellation of the show in Waterloo, ON and subsequent announcement that the Snowbirds will be performing in Evansville, IN that weekend instead. In addition to that change, the team has added performances in Winston-Salem, NC on May 13th, Saint-Isidore,… Read more

US Navy: Blue Angels Will Transition To Unmanned Aircraft Next Year

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In a surprise announcement today, the US Navy announced that the Blue Angels will transition from their current F-18 Hornets to unmanned F-47 aircraft for their next airshow season. The team will still fly a full ‘delta’ aerobatic routine, including tight formations, using six of the cutting edge drones. The only difference is that the… Read more