Fat Albert Returns To Airshows!

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Fat Albert, the Blue Angels C-130 Hercules transport will return to the skies this week for the first airshow demonstration since her maintenance overhaul. Bert will fly in the annual Pensacola Beach Airshow, slated for June 8th. Practice day is Friday, June 7th. Late last summer, Fat Albert was grounded for the end of the… Read more

US Air Force Thunderbirds Visit US Navy Blue Angels In Pensacola For Joint Training, Formation Photo Flight

Jet team fans in Florida got a rare treat last week when the US Air Force Thunderbirds popped in for a visit with the US Navy Blue Angels and their home base in Pensacola. The two teams rarely cross paths during the airshow season, but do try to arrange some time together each year to… Read more

RARE SIGHT: Blue Angels and Patrouille de France Fly Together

The world’s two oldest military flight demonstration teams flew together Sunday night as the US Navy Blue Angels returned to Pensacola from Sun ‘n Fun with the Patrouille de France in tow to spend a few days with the team. The eight Alpha Jets of the Patrouille teamed up with the Blue’s six F/A-18 Hornets… Read more

WATCH: Patrouille de France Performs In The US For The First Time In Decades

The Patrouille de France performed the first airshow routine of their North American tour this past weekend, and we were there to capture it! Check out this video of their entire show on the Friday practice day at the Melbourne Air and Space Show in Florida. Melbourne is one of just a handful of stops… 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 SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In – The Perfect Spring Break for Pilots

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For pilots and airshow fans looking to have a little fun in the Florida sun, the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In Expo is looking like the perfect Spring trip. Since 1975, SUN ‘n FUN has been the Spring destination for pilots and award-winning airshow performers. The 2017 edition of the show is looking like another… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels – NAS Pensacola Practice Show Schedule For 2017

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Last week, the US Navy Blue Angels returned to NAS Pensacola in Florida following their winter training period at NAF El Centro in California. Now that the team is home, they will soon begin their regular practice flights over the base. They fly these shows in between airshow appearances to maintain their legendary level of… Read more

VFA-106 Unveils Special VFA-15 Paint Scheme For 2017 F/A-18C Hornet Demonstrations

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The U.S. Navy’s East Coast TAC Demo squadron, VFA-106 Gladiators, recently introduced a commemorative paint scheme for their F/A-18C “Legacy Hornet” demo jet. The new paint scheme celebrates the legacy of VFA-15 Valions, which is scheduled to formally deactivate on May 31, 2017. The demo jet markings are representative of VA-15 while flying A-7E Corsair… Read more

Patrouille de France Adds Third US Airshow Appearance In 2017

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AirshowStuff has learned that the Patrouille de France, France’s Aerobatic Jet Team, will be performing at another US site in 2017. Maxwell AFB, Alabama will host the team on April 8-9th as part of their open house. The base will be open to the public from 8 am to 4 pm on both days. The… Read more