Thunderbird #4 Killed In F-16 Crash Near Creech AFB

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The US Air Force has released the name of the Thunderbird pilot killed in yesterday’s F-16 crash in Nevada. Thunderbird #4, Major Stephen Del Bagno, was killed in the crash that occurred while the team was practicing their airshow routine near Creech AFB. He was in his first of two seasons with the team, which… Read more

Thunderbird F-16 Crashes In Nevada; Pilot Killed

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UPDATE: The name of the pilot has been released. ORIGINAL POST: An F-16 Fighting Falcon jet belonging to the US Air Force Thunderbirds crashed Wednesday inside the military’s Nevada Test and Training Range outside of Nellis AFB. The pilot of the jet was killed, however, the name has not been released yet pending next of… Read more

Rob Holland Safe After Forced Landing In Texas

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Airshow pilot Rob Holland is safe after his custom MXS-RH aircraft went down late Sunday evening. Rob was flying from NAS Kingsville, TX to Shreveport, LA after performing at the Wings Over South Texas airshow on the weekend. While in cruise at 11,500 feet, he lost his engine and oil covered his windshield. He flew… Read more

Red Arrows Engineer Killed In RAF Valley Hawk Crash

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A Royal Air Force engineer was killed Tuesday when a Red Arrow jet crashed at RAF Valley in North Wales. Corporal Jonathan Bayliss was riding in the Hawk T1 aircraft when it crashed around 1:30pm local time. The pilot survived and is currently receiving medical treatment for his injuries. The Hawk training aircraft was flying… Read more

Vlado Lenoch And Passenger Killed In Kansas P-51 Mustang Crash

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Nearly everyone in the airshow community lost a friend this weekend. Pilot Vlado Lenoch, along with passenger Bethany Root, was killed when the P-51 Mustang “Baby Duck” crashed near Atchison, Kansas Sunday morning. Vlado had performed at the Amelia Earhart Festival the previous night in Atchison. Bethany was the manager of the airport there, and… Read more

Thunderbirds Return To Flying, Airshows After Dayton Landing Incident

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The US Air Force Thunderbirds announced today that they are returning to flying operations this week, and it sounds like they have every intention of performing as scheduled this weekend in Traverse City, MI. The remaining aircraft departed Dayton today to return to their home base of Nellis AFB, and they will fly a practice… Read more

USAF Thunderbird F-16 Involved In Mishap At 2017 Dayton Air Show

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AirshowStuff has learned that an F-16 belonging to the USAF Thunderbirds has been involved in an incident at the Dayton Air Show in Dayton, OH. According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred after the F-16 landed and was taxiing. The plane went off the runway and is currently in the grass. Law enforcement in the Dayton… Read more

Member Of US Navy Leap Frogs Killed After Parachute Malfunction At New York Fleet Week

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UPDATE 5/29/17: The fallen Leap Frog has been identified as Special Warfare Operator First Class Remington Peters. He was 27 years old.ORIGINAL POST: A member of the US Navy “Leap Frogs” parachute team has died after an incident near New York City just after noon today. The team was performing as part of Fleet… Read more

Smyrna, Tennessee Announces Memorial For Fallen Blue Angel Capt. Jeff Kuss

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The mayor of Smyrna, Tennessee announced plans today for a memorial to Blue Angels pilot Capt. Jeff “Kooch” Kuss, who was killed in a crash while preparing for the Great Tennessee Airshow in the city last June. The memorial will feature a retired F/A-18 Hornet in Blue Angel colors, on loan from the National Naval… Read more

Pilot Okay After Modified T-6 Texan Crashes In North Carolina

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Pilot John Shell is safe after his “Super 6” modified T-6 Texan crashed near Jamestown Rd. in Morganton, North Carolina around 4:45 PM EST. Tyler Woodard, who witnessed the crash, and another person were able to aid Mr. Shell in getting away from the aircraft following the crash and before it was engulfed in flames.… Read more