Pilot Killed When Thai Gripen Crashes At Airshow For Children

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Royal Thai Air Force Squadron Leader Dilokrit Pattavee was killed today when his Saab JAS 35 Gripen impacted the ground following a flyby at Hat Yai in Songkhla Province, Thailand during a Children’s Day celebration. The aircraft appeared to lose control during a maneuver and flew into the ground away from spectators. The Ministry of… Read more

Details Of The F-4 Phantom Phinale – Final Flight And Retirement Ceremony Date Set

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We’ve been talking about it nearly all year, and now the details of the F-4 Phantom II’s final flight in US military service are being made public. Holloman AFB, where the remaining F-4s of the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron (Det 1) reside, has announced that they will fly for the last time on December 21st,… Read more

Just FIVE Public Appearances Remain For USAF F-4 Phantoms, Including Final Flight Event In December

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Update: 9/20/16 – Although the Fort Worth Alliance Airshow asked to be removed from this post last week, we have reconfirmed that two Phantoms plan to attend the show and have re-added it to the schedule. We have already reported that 2016 is the final year for USAF-operated F-4 Phantoms, but we are happy to… Read more

Canadian Wildfire Smoke Cancels Blue Angels Performance In Nebraska

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Typically, when the Blue Angels are forced to cancel a demonstration, it’s due to rain or low clouds. However, on Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska, the cancellation was due to smoke. To be able to perform, the Blue Angels must have at least three nautical miles of visibility horizontally from the designated show center point. Saturday… Read more

FLYOVER ALERT: USAF Thunderbirds to Flyover 2016 Daytona 500 This Sunday

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Don’t miss an early season appearance by the USAF Thunderbirds this Sunday as the USAF’s aerial demonstration squadron flies over the 2016 Daytona 500! Expect the jets to soar over the 1st Motorsports Stadium around 12:45-1pm eastern on Sunday, February 21st. The flyover will be shown on TV on your local FOX affiliate. If you’re… Read more

World’s Oldest Jet Returns To Flight

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The world’s oldest flyable jet, and one of the last remaining F-86A Sabres, S/N 48-178, took to the skies once again today in Rockford, IL. This is a major milestone in the recent acquisition of the Sabre by Heritage Aero Inc, which is based in Rockford, on behalf of a US collector. Paul Wood was… Read more

Blue Angels and Snowbirds Fly Together In Rare Joint Photo Shoot

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Most airshows compete fiercely just to secure one jet team appearance, and it’s a very rare event for one show to land two teams! This weekends airshow in Evansville, IN is one such rare occasion. The teams in attendance, the US Navy Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, decided to take full advantage of… Read more

Blue Angel #5 Loses Part Of Wing At Rockford Airfest

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An unusual moment occurred at the Rockford Airfest yesterday when Blue Angel #5 lost a piece of his wing! The outer portion of the leading edge flap on the left wing went missing some time before or during the Line Abreast Loop. The flap is an aircraft control surface that helps the wing maintain lift… Read more

EAA Announces F-35 Lightning II And F-100 Super Sabre Appearances At AirVenture 2015

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The excitement for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 continues to build! On top of recent additions, EAA announced today that AirVenture will feature both a USAF F-35A Lightning II (aka the JSF) and an F-100 Super Sabre! This will be the first visit to AirVenture for both aircraft types. In fact, this will be the first… Read more