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

Here Are Some Awesome Photos (And Videos!) From The Massive New York City Flyover Today

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Photo Courtesy RAF Red Arrows Earlier this morning, the Royal Air Force Red Arrows, USAF Thunderbirds, USAF F-35 Lightning II Demo Team, and USAF F-22 Raptor Demo Team came together for an awesome parade of military aircraft over New York City. The teams flew down the Hudson River, over the Statue of Liberty, and back… Read more

Massive Multi-Team Photo Flight Planned For New York City, Statue Of Liberty Thursday

Photo courtesy of the New York International Air Show UPDATE 7:27pm – Shortly after our original post (below), it was announced that the Blue Angels will not be able to participate in the flyover parade. Instead, the F-22 Raptor Demo Team will join in. Original Post – The airspace over New York City will be… Read more

Blue Angels To Headline Expanded Independence Day Celebrations In Washington DC

The US Navy Blue Angels will headline a series of flyovers and military demonstrations planned for the 4th of July in Washington, DC. The annual celebration of American independence in the nation’s capital is being expanded by President Trump after he witnessed a Bastille Day military parade in France. Details are still limited, but the… Read more

D-Day Squadron To Kick Off Epic Journey With Statue Of Liberty Flyover

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Members of the D-Day Squadron, a group of US-based DC-3s and C-47s heading to Europe to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in June, are preparing for some special festivities before their epic transatlantic journey. Eleven of the participating aircraft will be gathering in Oxford, Connecticut this week for a series of events to kick… Read more

USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team Updates Schedule, Replaces Oshkosh With RIAT

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In the second major schedule update of the night, the US Air Force’s F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team released a new 2019 appearance schedule which removes EAA AirVenture and the Milwaukee Air and Water Show. Instead, the team will now perform at the Grand Junction Airshow in Colorado, which the A-10 team was previous scheduled… Read more

Thunderbirds Are Go For 2018 Daytona 500 Flyover

The US Air Force Thunderbirds are set to perform the flyover for NASCAR’s Daytona 500 on Florida this Sunday. This will be the team’s first public performance with their new leader, Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh. The race will be broadcast on FOX at 2:30 PM Eastern time on Sunday, February 18th. Fans near Daytona Beach… Read more