US Air Force Cancels All Airshow Support, Community Outreach Until May 15th

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Following a wave of airshow cancellations in the face of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, the US Air Force has announced that they are suspending all public outreach activities such as airshow support until at least May 15th. The USAF Thunderbirds and other single-ship demonstration teams will not travel during this time. This is not shocking news,… Read more

Numerous Airshows Cancel In The Face Of Coronavirus Pandemic – Here Is A Full List

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Update 3/13/20 – The US Air Force has announced that they will not support any airshows until after May 15th. This means that any airshow one an Air Force base is canceled, and the demonstration teams will not travel to civilian airshows during this time. The list below has been updated, but note also there… Read more

Langley AFB Cancels 2020 Airshow; Won’t Return Until 2022

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The 2020 airshow at Langley AFB (formally known as Joint Base Langley-Eustis) in Virginia has officially been canceled. The Air Power over Hampton Roads show was scheduled to take place on May 16-17 and feature the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, which is based at Langley, as the headliner. Organizers cited the lack of aerial demonstration… Read more

Air Force Thunderbirds Drop In On Blue Angels For Rare Joint Training

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U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael B. Keller The US Air Force Thunderbirds are making a surprise visit to their US Navy Blue Angel counterparts this week. The Thunderbirds are temporarily relocating from their home base at Nellis AFB to NAF El Centro, where the Blue Angels are currently stationed. Both teams are… Read more

Offutt AFB Cancels 2019 Airshow After Devastating Flooding

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The 2019 Defenders of Freedom Air & Space Show at Offutt Air Force Base has been canceled. The event was scheduled for June 1-2 and would have been headlined by the US Air Force Thunderbirds. The base announced the cancellation today, in the midst of absolutely devastating floods that have taken over much of the… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds Cancel Appearance At Wings Over Columbus 2018

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The USAF Thunderbirds have canceled their planned appearance at the 2018 Wings Over Columbus airshow at Columbus AFB in Mississippi. The move was announced in a video update by Thunderbird #1 following the death of Thunderbird #4, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, in a crash during practice last week. The team had previously announced they were… Read more

Luke Days 2018 Airshow Changes Dates; Secures New Jet Team

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Luke Air Force Base confirmed today that their 2018 airshow will be getting not only new dates, but a new headliner as well. The Luke Days 2018 event will now be held on March 17-18 instead of March 10-11. The new dates were necessary in order to secure the US Navy Blue Angels as the… Read more

New USAF Exercise “Mobility Guardian” Exceeds Expectations

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Air Mobility Command has restructured their biennial exercise, formerly known as Air Mobility Rodeo (which last took place in 2011), into a new mission-focused exercise called Mobility Guardian. Originally a competitive event that challenged the best of United States Air Force and international teams in various mission-based competitions, Mobility Guardian has shifted to focus on… Read more

Just FIVE Public Appearances Remain For USAF F-4 Phantoms, Including Final Flight Event In December

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Update: 9/20/16 – Although the Fort Worth Alliance Airshow asked to be removed from this post last week, we have reconfirmed that two Phantoms plan to attend the show and have re-added it to the schedule. We have already reported that 2016 is the final year for USAF-operated F-4 Phantoms, but we are happy to… Read more

USAF F-4 Phantom II To Appear At Wings Over Wayne Airshow?

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Might airshow fans get a few more glimpses of F-4 Phantom IIs before they are gone for good? An interesting line in the Wings Over Wayne Airshow at Seymour-Johnson AFB in North Carolina (which hosted F-4s until 1988) certainly begs the question. The airshow’s schedule mentions an F-4 flyby, and the static list also includes… Read more