USAF Thunderbirds Head To El Centro For Joint Winter Training With Blue Angels

(U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Aaron Hicks/Released) The US Air Force Thunderbirds will be joining their US Navy Blue Angel counterparts in Southern California for the second year in a row. The team posted a statement to social media today which says that between February 24th and March 3rd, the teams will hold an… Read more

Here’s When And Where You Can See The Final Blue Angels Flight in Legacy Hornets

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The Blue Angels have officially announced plans for their final flight in their F-18 ‘Legacy’ Hornets. The team’s famous Delta formation will perform flybys near their home base of NAS Pensacola on Wednesday, November 4th at 4pm. This special ‘beach buzz’ will serve as a final celebration of the older-model Hornets, which are being replaced… Read more

Blue Angels Plan Special ‘Beach Buzz’ Send-Off For Legacy Hornets Before Saying Goodbye

Update – The initially denying the plans, the Blue Angels have officially announced the time and route of the flyover which matches our original post. The only difference appears to be that any Super Hornets and Fat Albert may not participate. Be sure to check our new blog post for a map of the route!… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds Cancel Performance After Team Member Contracts COVID-19

The US Air Force Thunderbirds will not perform their first airshow of the year as originally planned after a member of the team tested positive for COVID-19. The famous red, white, and blue F-16s were set to soar over F.E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne, Wyoming next Wednesday, July 22nd. Now, the Wyoming Tribune Eagle is… Read more

Pensacola Beach Airshow Canceled Amid COVID-19 Surge

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The 2020 Pensacola Beach Airshow has been canceled. With COVID-19/coronavirus cases surging to record highs in the state, the US Navy Blue Angels informed the show organizers, the Santa Rosa Island Authority, that they would not support the event. Although several other civilian performers were still booked, the SRIA subsequently decided to cancel the entire… Read more

Air Force Thunderbirds And Navy Blue Angels Planning Fourth Of July Flyovers

The US Air Force Thunderbirds and US Navy Blue Angels are getting ready for more awesome flyovers – this time for the 4th of July. The Thunderbirds will headline the Independence Day flyover parade over the National Mall in Washington, DC. Other aircraft expected to join them include F-22 Raptors and F-35 Lightning IIs, a… Read more

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