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

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

CF-18 Hornet Demo Team Cancels All 2020 Performances

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The Royal Canadian Air Force is shutting down performances by the CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team for the remainder of the 2020 season. This news is not all that shocking given the unprecedented list of airshow cancellations in Canada and around the world. The team was already going to be limited to a shortened 2020 performance… Read more

F-16 Viper Demo Team Unveils Incredible “Venom” Paint Scheme

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The US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team, commonly known as Viper Demo, unveiled a stunning new paint scheme for their primary demonstration jet today at their home base of Shaw AFB in South Carolina. The jet is named “Venom” and it features black snake scales across its back and up the tail. The… Read more

FIRST LOOK – New Blue Angel F-18 Super Hornet Unveiled!

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Update: The photos originally used in this post were removed at the request of Navy Public Affairs as they were leaked without review or approval. However, someone else posted a different photo to Instagram – embedded below – which appears be taken from public property. Stay tuned for official images of the jet as they… Read more

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

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

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