Blue Angels Return To El Centro For 2018 Winter Training Period

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The Blue Angels have returned to their winter home at Naval Air Facility El Centro in California! The team flew into the base, located about 87 miles east of San Diego, on January 3rd. They’ll remain at El Centro throughout January, February, and early March, flying several flights a day to perfect the demonstration. The… Read more

US Navy Forum Teases Return Of Legacy Flights In 2018 – And More!

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The jet team/military demo schedules are the highlight of each annual International Council of Airshows (ICAS) convention, but the military forums and presentations also have some interesting bits of info for fans. This year the Navy forum in particular yielded some very interesting and exciting news items. First, the F/A-18C Hornet (AKA Baby Hornet or… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels 2019 Preliminary Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the preliminary 2019 airshow schedule for the US Navy Blue Angels! This schedule has been released on a preliminary basis only, and will likely see notable changes. Please make sure to check back with us in December of 2018 when an updated 2019 schedule is released! Preliminary 2019 Appearance Schedule – US Navy Read more

US Navy Blue Angels 2018 Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the 2018 airshow schedule for the US Navy Blue Angels! Will you see them in 2018? Let us know! Post in the AirshowStuff Forums or on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show! Schedules often change during the year – for the latest updates please be sure… Read more

Smyrna Breaks Ground On Captain Jeff Kuss Memorial For Fallen Blue Angel Pilot

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The construction of a memorial to honor a fallen Blue Angel has begun. Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was killed on June 2nd, 2016 when his Blue Angels jet crashed during a Thursday afternoon practice demonstration in Tennessee. In his memory, the town of Smyrna plans to erect a permanent memorial. The groundbreaking ceremony, held October… Read more

2017 Lethbridge International Airshow Is Set To Stun

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There are some exciting new changes coming to the Lethbridge International Airshow in Lethbridge, Alberta this July 14th-16th. With a number of jet performers and a night show added, Lethbridge is proving to be a show you won’t want to miss! Show Weekend An extra day has been added to bring more aviation fun to… Read more

Disney World Visitors Treated To Blue Angel Flyovers

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Visitors to Walt Disney World got a special treat today when the US Navy Blue Angels performed a pair of flyovers above the Magic Kingdom park. The six-ship delta formation flew down Main Street USA before performing a Delta Breakout over the iconic Cinderella Castle. Photos of the flyby were all over social media following… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels Announce Commanding Officer For 2018-2019 Seasons

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Meet the next Boss! The US Navy Blue Angels announced this week that Commander Eric “Popeye” Doyle has been selected to lead the team for the 2018 and 2019 airshow seasons. He will take over the reigns from the current Blue Angel #1, Commander Ryan Bernacchi, at a change of command ceremony in November. Cmdr.… Read more

2017 Bethpage Airshow Cancels Planned F-18 Hornet Demonstration Due To Airspace Restrictions

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The Bethpage Airshow at Jones Beach in New York has been forced to cancel the planned F/A-18 Hornet demonstration, the show announced today. Due to runway construction at JFK airport and the subsequent rerouting of air traffic, the show will not have the air space necessary for the Hornet team to perform. Traffic will still… Read more

Nellis Air Force Base Concludes 17-2 Red Flag Aerial Combat Training Exercise

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This past week, the year’s second Red Flag Exercise, known as Red Flag 17-2, came to a close after two intense weeks of training consisting of air to air, air to ground, aerial refueling, and overwatch missions. Missions were flown during the afternoons and evenings, resulting in two mass launches and two mass recoveries of… Read more