2020 CF-18 Hornet Demo Paint Scheme Falls Victim To Coronavirus Shut Down

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On top of rampant airshow cancellations (which you can track on our airshow calendar), the coronavirus has landed one more hit on airshow fans – the CF-18 Hornet used by the RCAF Demonstration Team will not feature a special paint scheme this year.It is tradition for the designated display aircraft to wear a special… Read more

F-35 Demonstration Team Announces New Commander And Demo Pilot

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Meet the new head of the US Air Force F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team – Captain Kristin “Beo” Wolfe!Beo takes over from Major Andrew “Dojo” Olsen as the demonstration pilot and commander of the team. She was publicly introduced as the new commander today after being certified to fly the demo profile during the… Read more

Tom Cruise’s Top Gun F-18 Super Hornet To Join Blue Angels

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Photo by Sean JensenThe F/A-18E Super Hornet used by Tom Cruise’s character in the new Top Gun 2 movie will continue to thrill aviation fans long after the movie debuts. It is on its way to be converted for use by the US Navy Blue Angels demonstration team, which will begin training with the… Read more

World’s Only Flying Sea Harriers Looking For A New Home (Updated)

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Update: Owner Art Nalls has posted his comments on the sale:By now, many of you know that Courtesy Aircraft is marking the Harriers. BOGO, plus one. The entire stable is for sale, including spares, support equipment, manuals, and expert advice and training – for a while. I’m still a CFI and can still pass… 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

New 2020 Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team Pilot Announced

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The Royal Canadian Air Force has announced that Captain Dan “Delouse” Deluce is the new 2020 demo pilot for the CF-18.Deluce’s family is no stranger to aviation. His father, a commercial pilot of forty years, introduced Capt. Deluce to aviation at a young age. He began teaching his son basic aviation and piloting skills,… 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

Snowbird Pilot Safe After Jet Crashes Near Atlanta Air Show

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Photo by Brandon Wynn/Hover-Slam PhotographyA pilot with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds team was forced to eject from his aircraft before it crashed earlier today. Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier, Snowbird #5, is reportedly doing fine after parachuting to safety. The CT-114 Tutor aircraft impacted a field, leaving no injuries or damage on the ground.Photo courtesy… Read more

Pilot Killed In Flying Wing Crash Identified

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Photo Courtesy of Planes of Fame Air MuseumThe pilot killed in Monday’s N9M Flying Wing crash has been identified as David Vopat. He was flying the one-of-a-kind aircraft near its home base in Chino, CA when it crashed into a prison yard in nearby Norco. You can read more about the N9M in our… Read more