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

THANK YOU For Helping Us Support The Collings Foundation

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When the B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine” crashed last October and seven people aboard the WWII bomber died, the warbird community and really the aviation community as a whole were staggered. There was tragedy in not only the lives lost, but the loss of an irreplaceable piece of history as well. The non-profit Collings Foundation owned… Read more

Fatalities Reported After B-17 Flying Fortress Crashes In Connecticut

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A WWII-era B-17 Flying Fortress bomber crashed this morning while attempting to land at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Sadly, several people on board have died and others are injured, some critically. The aircraft is a total loss; photos from the scene show only the tail and a wing tip as recognizable following… Read more

Former Blue Angel Explains Super Hornet Transition Plans, Talks New Routine

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We now know a lot more about the US Navy Blue Angels‘ coming transition to the F/A-18E Super Hornet thanks to former Blue Angel #1 Captain Ryan Bernacchi. He spoke to Newsradio 1620 in the team’s hometown of Pensacola, FL recently, and explained not only the difference between the team’s current F/A-18 “Legacy” Hornets and… Read more

The Blue Angels’ Super Hornet Transition Is Still Years Away

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Fans of the US Navy Blue Angels expecting to see the team perform in Super Hornets will have to wait several more years at least. The Department of Defense announced today that Boeing has been awarded a contract for the documentation and kits to convert nine single-seat F/A-18Es and two dual-seat F/A-18Fs to Blue Angel… Read more

Greg Shelton To Be Awarded 2018 Bill Barber Award For Showmanship

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The 2018 recipient of the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship is Greg Shelton, someone known across the airshow industry for his various acts and performances. Shelton, who began performing in airshows in 1990, had an interest in aviation from an early age. In 1982, Greg began flying lessons in a J-3 Cub, but traded in… Read more

Blue Angels Add “New” F/A-18B Hornet To Squadron

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The Blue Angels have a new jet in their squadron! The Blues announced Friday that they’ve taken acquisition of BUNO 162419, a two-seat F/A-18B Hornet. While this jet is new to the team, it is not new to the fleet. All of the US Navy Blue Angels aircraft are former fleet aircraft. Pictures online show… Read more

C-97 Stratofreighter “Angel Of Deliverance” Returns To Flight – Watch The Amazing Takeoff!

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The “Angel of Deliverance”, a Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter, returned to flight this week after 15 years of restoration in New York. The aircraft is operated by the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation, which also owns and flies the C-54 “Spirit of Freedom”.The C-97 is a large piston-powered cargo aircraft based on the B-29 Superfortress bomber.… Read more

Doc’s New Home! Permanent Hangar And Education Facility Announced For Newly Restored B-29 Superfortress

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The newly restored B-29 Superfortress named “Doc” will be getting a permanent home soon. Doc’s Friends Inc., owner of the rare aircraft, announced plans to build a facility at the Dwight D. Eisenhower airport in Wichita, KS. The 32,000 square foot facility will include a large hangar for storage and maintenance of the WWII bomber… Read more

WATCH: The Mighty B-52 Stratofortress Takes Off Right Over Your Head

The BUFF Is The Stuff! It’s hard to beat the sight of a B-52 coming at you. One of the most iconic symbols of American air power, the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress has been flying since the 1950’s, and is scheduled to remain in service for at least another 15 years. The crew at AirshowStuff.com love… Read more