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

2020 CF-18 Hornet Demo Paint Scheme Falls Victim To Coronavirus Shut Down

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On top of rampant airshow cancellations (which you can track on our airshow calendar), the coronavirus has landed one more hit on airshow fans – the CF-18 Hornet used by the RCAF Demonstration Team will not feature a special paint scheme this year.It is tradition for the designated display aircraft to wear a special… 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

F-35 Demonstration Team Announces New Commander And Demo Pilot

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Meet the new head of the US Air Force F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team – Captain Kristin “Beo” Wolfe!Beo takes over from Major Andrew “Dojo” Olsen as the demonstration pilot and commander of the team. She was publicly introduced as the new commander today after being certified to fly the demo profile during the… Read more

Tom Cruise’s Top Gun F-18 Super Hornet To Join Blue Angels

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Photo by Sean JensenThe F/A-18E Super Hornet used by Tom Cruise’s character in the new Top Gun 2 movie will continue to thrill aviation fans long after the movie debuts. It is on its way to be converted for use by the US Navy Blue Angels demonstration team, which will begin training with the… Read more

World’s Only Flying Sea Harriers Looking For A New Home (Updated)

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Update: Owner Art Nalls has posted his comments on the sale:By now, many of you know that Courtesy Aircraft is marking the Harriers. BOGO, plus one. The entire stable is for sale, including spares, support equipment, manuals, and expert advice and training – for a while. I’m still a CFI and can still pass… Read more

Meet The New US Navy Growler Demonstration Team

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The US Navy’s 2020 airshow plans continue to take shape as we get ready for the season to start. Earlier this week the Rhino Demonstration Team from VFA-106 “Gladiators” announced their 2020 performance schedule, and today the EA-18G Growler crew from VAQ-129 “Vikings” unveiled a new “Growler Demonstration Team” name, patch, and Instagram account.View… Read more