Yankee Air Museum Launches Drive-In Airshows To “Keep ‘Em Flying” During Pandemic

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After canceling their annual Thunder Over Michigan airshow this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Yankee Air Museum decided they still wanted to put on a flying event. They settled on not one but two socially-distanced, drive-in airshows that they’re calling “Friday Night Flights”. The lineup is comprised of Yankee’s own flying warbirds: the… 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

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

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

March ARB Airshow Postponed Indefinitely Due To Coronavirus

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March ARB in Riverside, CA has postponed their 2020 March Field Air and Space Expo airshow indefinitely due to concerns around COVID-19/coronavirus. The show was scheduled to take place on March 28th and 29th, and feature the US Air Force Thunderbirds as well as the A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team. This is the first airshow… Read more

Air Force’s C-17/KC-135 Altus Demonstration Team Scraps Plans For 2020 Airshow Performances

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The Altus Demonstration Team will not be performing at any airshows this season. The disappointing news was announced on the team’s social media accounts yesterday, in a post that cited ongoing mission requirements as the reason behind the decision. This unique US Air Force team combines a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III and KC-135 Stratotanker into… 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

Meet The New F-22 Raptor Demo Team Pilot – Major Joshua “Cabo” Gunderson

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Major Joshua “Cabo” Gunderson will become a familiar name to airshow fans across the world over the next two years. He was officially announced as the next F-22 Raptor team commander and demonstration pilot this morning following certification by the Commander of Air Combat Command. Cabo takes over for outgoing team commander Major Paul “Loco”… Read more