Hornets in Green Bay! Packers/Cowboys Flyover 1/11/15

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Back in December, we brought you some coverage of four F-22 Raptors that visited Green Bay, WI to perform the flyover for the Green Bay Packers. On the weekend of January 11th, Green Bay’s Austin Straubel International Airport hosted more military jets, this time a pair of F-18 Hornets from VFA-131 “Wildcats” at NAS Oceana.… Read more

BREAKING: 2015 Offutt AFB Air Show Canceled

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There will be no 2015 airshow at Offutt AFB due to funding issues. Base officials announced the cancelation recently, telling WOWT that the 55th Wing has withdrawn a request to host the event after learning that funding has been approved for runway repairs. The work is in front of hangars which typically house airshow performer’s… Read more

Skip Stewart Announces Preliminary 2015 Airshow Schedule

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Skip Stewart has announced his preliminary 2015 airshow schedule. More shows are expected to be added as the season nears. One big note is that he will return to Oshkosh this year for several days. Skip Stewart Airshows 2015 Airshow Schedule Jan 30-Feb 1 Illopango, El Salvador Feb 6-7 Iztapa, Guatemala Feb 24-Mar 1 Avalon,… Read more

RCAF Announces Pilot and Theme for 2015 CF-18 Demo Team

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In a press release last Friday, the Royal Canadian Air Force announced that Captain Denis “Cheech” Beaulieu will be the CF-18 Demonstration pilot for the 2015 season. A native of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Capt. Beaulieu joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2006 with the goal of becoming a fighter pilot. In 2011, he completed CF-18 training… Read more

US Navy and Marine Tactical Demos Are Back for 2015!

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The US Navy and Marine Corps will both participate in aerial demonstrations during the 2015 season, per the Navy/Marine Forum at the International Council of Airshows Convention. The US Navy will support a full Blue Angels and Leap Frogs schedule and 20 Hornet tactical demos. Ten of these tactical hornet demos will be performed by… Read more

World’s Oldest Jet Returns to the US for Restoration

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The last remaining F-86A Sabre, serial number 48-178, the oldest flying jet in the world, was recently shipped to the US from its previous home in the UK. A North American collector purchased the Sabre from Golden Apple Operations who had based the aircraft out of Duxford, UK. It is currently at Heritage Aero, Inc.… Read more

Blue Angels Support the Snowball Express

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Each year, the Snowball Express brings together children of fallen military heroes from across the world for 5 days, to allow them to make new memories, friends and honor and remember their parent’s sacrifice with kids who have experienced the same pain of losing a parent. This year, participants are gathering in Fort Worth, TX… Read more