AirshowStuff’s Top Ten Onboard Videos Of 2018

As our 13th year of airshow coverage comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at another awesome season of aviation and airshows! Our onboard videos have long been highlights, as they take viewers to all sorts of special places. Whether on the wing of a small aerobatic aircraft, or in the cockpit of… Read more

AirshowStuff’s Top Ten Military Videos Of 2018

As our 13th year of airshow coverage comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at another awesome season of aviation and airshows! Military aircraft are usually the stars of the show, and for good reasons. The speed, power, and sheer noise are captivating, and seeing some of these cutting edge machines is a… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds Announce New Pilots and Officers for 2019

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The USAF Thunderbirds have announced the new pilots and officers for the 2019 show season. Lt. Col. John Caldwell, 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron Commander, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., will become Thunderbird No. 1, the squadron’s Commander/Leader. Caldwell will replace Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh. Capt. Michael Brewer of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.,… Read more

Fat Albert May Return to Airshows This Weekend at Pensacola Beach

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Those attending the Pensacola Beach airshow this weekend may get to see a sight that has been missing from shows for quite awhile- Fat Albert! Earlier this year, we reported on the potential of Bert returning to shows this summer. In an interview with NewsRadio 1620, Major Mark Montgomery said the team has been working… Read more

Blue Angels Preparing Fat Albert For Return To Airshows This Summer

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Could Fat Albert, the US Navy Blue Angels’ C-130 transport, return to airshows soon? There are several indications that say yes! During an interview with NewsRadio1620 on May 30th, Commander Doyle (Blue Angel #1) said that the team is working on getting the current Fat Albert repaired and operational – potentially in time for the… Read more

Dan Buchanan Killed In Hang Glider Accident At Mountain Home AFB Airshow

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An accident at an airshow in Idaho has killed hang glider pilot Dan Buchanan. Buchanan was flying at the Gunfighter Skies Air and Space Celebration at Mountain Home Air Force Base. At this time, the cause of the crash is unknown. The remainder of Saturday’s show, including the performance by the USAF Thunderbirds, was canceled.… Read more

Canadian Snowbirds Visit Blue Angels, Perform In Pensacola

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The Canadian Forces Snowbirds made a visit to NAS Pensacola, home of the US Navy Blue Angels, ahead of their show in Anderson, SC. The team arrived Sunday night, and joined the Blues in ‘buzzing the beach’, their tradition when returning home from a show. Because the Snowbirds were low on fuel, the teams did… Read more

Major Changes to 2018 F-35 Lightning II Airshow Schedule

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A recent update to the ACC schedule has removed five shows originally scheduled for 2018. This comes after a few shows were added to the schedule a few weeks ago. The canceled shows are: – Myrtle Beach, SC – April 28-29th – MCAS Cherry Point, NC – May 5-6th – Seattle, WA SeaFair – Aug… Read more

USAF Report: Wet Runway Contributed To Thunderbird F-16 Crash In Dayton

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US Air Force officials stated that “excess speed and insufficient stopping distance” on a soaked runway resulted in the crash of a two seat F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the USAF Thunderbirds in Dayton, Ohio this past June. Capt. Erik “Speedy” Gonsalves, Thunderbird #8, was in command of the jet at the time of the… Read more

Second African-American Thunderbird Honored In Alabama

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The USAF Thunderbirds honored one of their own during a dedication ceremony in Tuskegee, Alabama. Captain Joseph N. “Pete” Peterson graduated from Tuskegee Public School in 1967. It was during his high school years when he developed an interest in flying and started taking lessons. After graduation, he attended Auburn University and participated in the… Read more