Northern Lightning Brings Air Power To Wisconsin Despite Pandemic

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Northern Lighting is a large-scale, joint training exercise hosted at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center in central Wisconsin. The main emphasis of the exercise is the integration 4th and 5th generation aircraft across the different branches of the military. It was originally held in the early 2000s, but has grown in recent years to… Read more

FIRST LOOK – New Blue Angel F-18 Super Hornet Unveiled!

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Update: The photos originally used in this post were removed at the request of Navy Public Affairs as they were leaked without review or approval. However, someone else posted a different photo to Instagram – embedded below – which appears be taken from public property. Stay tuned for official images of the jet as they… Read more

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

Photo by Sean Jensen The 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

Meet The New US Navy Growler Demonstration Team

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The US Navy’s 2020 airshow plans continue to take shape as we get ready for the season to start. Earlier this week the Rhino Demonstration Team from VFA-106 “Gladiators” announced their 2020 performance schedule, and today the EA-18G Growler crew from VAQ-129 “Vikings” unveiled a new “Growler Demonstration Team” name, patch, and Instagram account. View… Read more

2020 US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstration Airshow Schedule Released

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Here is the 2020 airshow schedule for the US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstration Team! Will you see them in 2020? Let us know! Post in the AirshowStuff Forums or on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show! Schedules often change during the year – make sure to check… Read more

All 2019 US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstrations Cancelled

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Update 6/27/19 – The Navy Times is reporting that the Facebook post announcing the cancellations was made prematurely, and that the Navy is still debating whether to choose that course of action. The original Facebook post has been taken down until a final decision is made. There may be hope for 2019 demos after all!… Read more

AirshowStuff Visits Star Wars Canyon – Photos And Videos Of Low Level Flying!

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Star Wars Canyon has exploded in popularity over the last few years, and in early March we decided to stop by and see what we could catch. As part of a week long trip all around the Southwest – from Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson up to Nellis AFB in Las Vegas to Star Wars Canyon… Read more

2019 US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstration Airshow Schedules Released

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The 2019 schedule for the US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Demo Teams has been released! This year’s schedule, while still a lot less than the ACC Demo Teams, includes one more show than the 2018 schedule. Like last year, the schedule is reduced due to busy training schedules, aircraft maintenance struggles, and the phasing out… Read more

The US Navy Seems To Be Expanding Legacy Flights In 2019! What About Super Hornet Demos?

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Last year was a rough one for the Navy’s single-ship demonstration presence at airshows. While F/A-18C Hornet and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet demonstration teams used to visit dozens of shows each year, they performed at just seven events (the six listed and their home show at NAS Oceana) in 2018. This dramatic decrease comes from a… Read more

Former Blue Angel Explains Super Hornet Transition Plans, Talks New Routine

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We now know a lot more about the US Navy Blue Angels‘ coming transition to the F/A-18E Super Hornet thanks to former Blue Angel #1 Captain Ryan Bernacchi. He spoke to Newsradio 1620 in the team’s hometown of Pensacola, FL recently, and explained not only the difference between the team’s current F/A-18 “Legacy” Hornets and… Read more