Air Force Thunderbirds Drop In On Blue Angels For Rare Joint Training

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael B. Keller The US Air Force Thunderbirds are making a surprise visit to their US Navy Blue Angel counterparts this week. The Thunderbirds are temporarily relocating from their home base at Nellis AFB to NAF El Centro, where the Blue Angels are currently stationed. Both teams are… Read more

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

Photo by Sean Jensen The 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

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

2020 US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstration Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the 2020 airshow schedule for the US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstration Team! Will you see them in 2020? 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 – make sure to check… Read more

Blue Angels Treat Disney Visitors To Special Epcot Flyover

Photo Courtesy of Blog Mickey The Blue Angels wowed Disney fans Thursday as they roared over Walt Disney World’s Epcot park. The signature Delta formation for F-18 Hornets made two passes over the area, including a Delta Breakout directly over the iconic Spaceship Earth sphere just after 10am. This morning, the @USNavy Blue Angels flew… Read more

Blue Angels To Soar Over Epcot Next Week

Photo: US Navy Blue Angels Walt Disney World visitors will get an extra dose of magic next week when the US Navy Blue Angels perform a pair of flybys over Epcot! On May 2nd, the six Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornets will soar over the park before splitting apart over Spaceship Earth, the iconic geodesic sphere… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels And F-22 Raptor Team Up For Rare Photo Flight (Updated)

Photo: 2nd Lt. Samuel Eckholm/USAF F-22 Demo Team The pinnacle of US air power was on display over South Carolina yesterday, as the US Navy Blue Angels joined a US Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighter for a formation photo flight over Beaufort, SC. The Blue Angels’ Public Affairs office published these amazing shots taken… Read more

Sequestration All Over Again: Looming 2020 Budget Cuts May Ground Blue Angels, Other Military Demonstrations

Without action from Congress, the Navy could be forced to cancel the Blue Angels’ 2020 airshow season according to a report delivered to lawmakers by Navy Secretary Richard Spencer. The report explores the would-be fallout of potential sequestration budget cuts that are set to go into effect in January of 2020. Although the Blue Angels… Read more

Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, And Snowbirds Combine For Incredible 21-Ship Mass Formation

In an historic moment, the US Navy Blue Angels, US Air Force Thunderbirds, and Canadian Forces Snowbirds joined together in a massive formation yesterday near Lake Erie. The three teams have crossed paths and flown jointly before, but this is believed to be the first and only time that all 21(!) display aircraft have shared… Read more

Canadian Snowbirds Visit Blue Angels, Perform In Pensacola

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds made a visit to NAS Pensacola, home of the US Navy Blue Angels, ahead of their show in Anderson, SC. The team arrived Sunday night, and joined the Blues in ‘buzzing the beach’, their tradition when returning home from a show. Because the Snowbirds were low on fuel, the teams did… Read more