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

F-16 Viper Demo Team Unveils Incredible “Venom” Paint Scheme

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The US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team, commonly known as Viper Demo, unveiled a stunning new paint scheme for their primary demonstration jet today at their home base of Shaw AFB in South Carolina. The jet is named “Venom” and it features black snake scales across its back and up the tail. The… Read more

FIRST LOOK – New Blue Angel F-18 Super Hornet Unveiled!

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Update: The photos originally used in this post were removed at the request of Navy Public Affairs as they were leaked without review or approval. However, someone else posted a different photo to Instagram – embedded below – which appears be taken from public property. Stay tuned for official images of the jet as they… 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