US Air Force Cancels All Airshow Support, Community Outreach Until May 15th

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Following a wave of airshow cancellations in the face of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, the US Air Force has announced that they are suspending all public outreach activities such as airshow support until at least May 15th. The USAF Thunderbirds and other single-ship demonstration teams will not travel during this time. This is not shocking news,… Read more

Numerous Airshows Cancel In The Face Of Coronavirus Pandemic – Here Is A Full List

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Update 3/13/20 – The US Air Force has announced that they will not support any airshows until after May 15th. This means that any airshow one an Air Force base is canceled, and the demonstration teams will not travel to civilian airshows during this time. The list below has been updated, but note also there… Read more

Air Force Thunderbirds Drop In On Blue Angels For Rare Joint Training

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael B. Keller The US Air Force Thunderbirds are making a surprise visit to their US Navy Blue Angel counterparts this week. The Thunderbirds are temporarily relocating from their home base at Nellis AFB to NAF El Centro, where the Blue Angels are currently stationed. Both teams are… Read more

Blue Angels Set To Kick Off 2019 Airshow Season This Weekend

The 2019 US airshow season will kick into high gear this weekend when the Blue Angels perform at NAF El Centro in California. The team has been at the base for months, flying the 120 practice flights that make up their winter training syllabus. We visited El Centro last week to get a look at… Read more

BREAKING: US Navy Blue Angels Pilot Suffers Landing Mishap In El Centro

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An unnamed pilot of the US Navy Blue Angels was thankfully uninjured after a landing mishap at NAF El Centro today. The pilot was landing at the base when the aircraft’s main landing gear failed to extend properly. The pilot was able to make an emergency landing with the F-18 Hornet without injuring himself or… Read more

Blue Angels Arrive In El Centro For 2017 Winter Training

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The US Navy Blue Angels have returned to Southern California to begin their winter training period! In a post on the team’s Facebook page Thursday afternoon, the Blues announced they had landed at Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro on a “beautiful day” and were ready to begin training. The 10 week flight training period… Read more

Solo Turk F-16 Demo Added To NAF El Centro Airshow Lineup

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Update – 3/10/16: Unfortunately the Solo Turk demo has been removed from the El Centro Airshow schedule in the past couple of days due to complications with their appearance. Although the show continues to try to work things out, the performance seems highly doubtful at this stage. The US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet demonstration has… Read more