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

Military Airshow Action 2019: Nearly An Hour Of Highlights In One Amazing Video

Through the combined efforts of AirshowStuff and our friends at This is Flight, we bring you Military Airshow Action 2019 – a nearly hour long look at some of the most interesting and unique military airshow performances during the year. The collection, narrated by Adam Landau, takes you to both sides of the Atlantic for… Read more

Air Force Thunderbirds And Navy Blue Angels Planning Fourth Of July Flyovers

The US Air Force Thunderbirds and US Navy Blue Angels are getting ready for more awesome flyovers – this time for the 4th of July. The Thunderbirds will headline the Independence Day flyover parade over the National Mall in Washington, DC. Other aircraft expected to join them include F-22 Raptors and F-35 Lightning IIs, a… Read more

General Aviation Pilots Band Together To Finish Operation Inspiration For The Snowbirds Following Tragic Crash

Less than 24 hours after the Canadian Snowbirds’ plans for Operation Inspiration flyovers in British Columbia came to a tragic halt, general aviation pilots in Canada are stepping up to carry the mission home and honor the team. Operation Inspiration was the name for a series of flyovers conducted by the team across Canada, starting… Read more

Snowbird Officer Killed In Crash Identified As Capt. Jenn Casey; Pilot Capt. Richard MacDougall Injured

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Captain Jenn Casey was killed Sunday when the Canadian Snowbirds jet she was riding in experienced trouble and crashed shortly after takeoff from Kamloops, British Columbia. The pilot of the jet, Snowbird #11 Captain Richard MacDougall, survived the crash but sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. He remains in the hospital. Captain Casey has been the… Read more

Snowbirds Confirm One Team Member Dead, Another Injured Following Crash

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Update: The team members involved in the crash have been officially identified. Original Post: The Canadian Forces Snowbirds have confirmed that one team member has died and another is seriously injured following a crash in Kamloops, British Columbia earlier today. As we reported earlier, the aircraft was one of two jets that took off from… Read more

Snowbird Jet Crashes In British Columbia – Crew Ejects But Fate Unknown

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UPDATE: The Snowbirds have confirmed that one member of the team died in the crash. Another is in the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. ORIGINAL POST: One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds has crashed near Kamloops, British Columbia this afternoon. At least one person aboard – there may have been two – was able… Read more

Here’s Where You Can See The Blue Angels Flying Over Detroit, Chicago, And Indianapolis On Tuesday

The US Navy Blue Angels have released the flyover routes and times for their visits to the Great Lakes region this week. The team will be launching from their home base at NAS Pensacola in Florida on Tuesday morning, then passing over hospitals and other landmarks in Detroit, Chicago, and Indianapolis before returning home. Check… Read more

Blue Angels And Thunderbirds Release Flyover Routes/Times For Saturday, May 2nd

The US Air Force Thunderbirds and US Navy Blue Angels have released their planned flight routes and scheduled flyover times for their special joint flyovers above Baltimore, Washington DC, and Atlanta tomorrow (May 2)! Take a look at the images below and make your plans to see them, but remember to respect social distancing guidelines… 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