Here’s A Live List Of Military Flyovers Planned To Salute Health Care And Essential Workers Around The Country

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Military units around the country have begun posting times and routes for health care and essential worker tribute flyovers. It’s a lot of information to process, so we’re putting together this list as a one stop shop to see what has been announced. We’ll keep it updated as we learn more. The main events are… Read more

Local Military Units Begin Announcing Flyover Times As Part Of Operation America Strong

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While the official dates for the nation-wide US Navy Blue Angels and US Air Force Thunderbird flybys are not yet released, other military units are posting dates and times where you can see them fly over their local area. This is all part of what has been called Operation America Strong, the military’s effort to… Read more

Operation America Strong: Blue Angel and Thunderbird Flyovers Confirmed By Pentagon and White House

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In a stunning piece of news, the nation-wide series of flyovers that we first discussed on Monday was confirmed by President Trump today during a White House press conference. The US Navy Blue Angels and the US Air Force Thunderbirds are preparing for what is being called Operation America Strong. Flyovers of cities across the… Read more

Thunderbirds Join Blue Angels In Pensacola Amid Rumors That Flyovers Are Planned Around The Country

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Speculation is growing that the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels may be planning a nation-wide set of flyovers to salute healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers who are helping to battle the coronavirus across America. On Sunday, an extensive list of cities across the country was posted to social media with claims that it was… Read more

Thunderbirds To Honor Healthcare Workers With Hospital Flyovers This Weekend

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Update: Here’s video of the flyovers from a local TV station: Original Post: Healthcare workers around the world are receiving praise and tributes as they work to fight off the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, and the US Air Force Thunderbirds have planned a special tribute of their own. The team will perform flyovers of 16 major hospitals… Read more

ICAS Announces 2018 Airshow Award Winners

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Several stars of the airshow industry took home top honors at this year’s annual International Council of Airshows Convention in Las Vegas, NV. SWORD OF EXCELLENCE Julie Clark, known best for her patriotic red, white and blue T-34 act was awarded the Sword of Excellence, the airshow industry’s highest honor. This award is presented to… Read more

Air Force Concludes Investigation Into Fatal Crash Of Thunderbird #4, Releases Report

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The US Air Force has released the crash investigation report for April’s fatal crash of Thunderbird #4, Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno. Cajun was flying a practice routine with the team near Creech AFB in Nevada when his aircraft impacted the ground. Very little information about the crash has been made public until now, and… Read more

Thunderbird #4 Killed In F-16 Crash Near Creech AFB

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The US Air Force has released the name of the Thunderbird pilot killed in yesterday’s F-16 crash in Nevada. Thunderbird #4, Major Stephen Del Bagno, was killed in the crash that occurred while the team was practicing their airshow routine near Creech AFB. He was in his first of two seasons with the team, which… Read more

Thunderbird F-16 Crashes In Nevada; Pilot Killed

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UPDATE: The name of the pilot has been released. ORIGINAL POST: An F-16 Fighting Falcon jet belonging to the US Air Force Thunderbirds crashed Wednesday inside the military’s Nevada Test and Training Range outside of Nellis AFB. The pilot of the jet was killed, however, the name has not been released yet pending next of… Read more

Has The 2018 Aviation Nation Airshow At Nellis AFB Been Cancelled?

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UPDATE: The show has been confirmed as canceled in 2018. ORIGINAL POST: Rumors are swirling that the 2018 Aviation Nation airshow at Nellis AFB has been canceled after it was removed from both the ICAS and USAF Thunderbird 2018 airshow schedules. The show was previously scheduled for November 10-11 on both. This is a stunning… Read more