Billy Werth Injured In Aircraft Crash

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Aerobatic pilot Billy Werth was badly injured in a plane crash last week. He is probably best known for performing in his red, white and blue Pitts biplane, but last year he also started performing as part of the Redline Airshows team with lead pilot Ken Reider. He is also an Air Force Reserve and… 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

C-54 “Spirit of Freedom” Heavily Damaged By Storm

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The C-54 Skymaster named “Spirit of Freedom” has been severely damaged by strong storms that came as part of a severe weather break out across the Southeastern US yesterday and today. The storms have killed at least 19 people and damaged countless structures including several hits on airports. The aircraft is operated by the non-profit… Read more

Twin Tigers Pilot Mark Nowosielski Among Two Killed In Georgia Crash

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Update: The families of Mark Nowosielski and Nathan Sorenson have finalized plans for a joint celebration of life on Saturday, February 15 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Peach State Airport (GA2) in Williamson, Georgia. Friends and family of Mark and Nathan have established a Twin Tigers Memorial Fund GoFundMe campaign to help defray funeral… Read more

THANK YOU For Helping Us Support The Collings Foundation

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When the B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine” crashed last October and seven people aboard the WWII bomber died, the warbird community and really the aviation community as a whole were staggered. There was tragedy in not only the lives lost, but the loss of an irreplaceable piece of history as well. The non-profit Collings Foundation owned… Read more

Canadian Snowbirds Resume Full Operations; 2020 Performances Delayed Until June

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Jet Team schedules won’t be released until next week, but the Canadian Forces Snowbirds have already confirmed that their 2020 show season will not start until June 6th. The team is over a month behind their planned training schedule following an October crash at the Atlanta Air Show in Georgia. Pilot Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier, Snowbird… Read more

One Dead After Warbird Crashes During Florida Airshow Practice (Updated)

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Update (11/2/19) – The name of the pilot has been released to the public. Dr. Joe Masessa was the sole occupant of the aircraft at the time of the crash. He owned the Mohawk and performed at airshows under the “Mohawk Airshows” brand. Although organizers attempted to continue the show, weather eventually forced the cancellation… Read more