F-22 Raptor Demo Team Going International Again In 2016

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The USAF F-22 Raptor demonstration team schedule that was released today (along with the F-16 Fighting Falcon demonstration team schedule) contains a few surprises for fans, the biggest of which is the number of international appearances. International appearances are always noteworthy for the F-22 since many fans are so eager to see what is arguably… Read more

F-35 Lightning IIs To Appear At Two UK Airshows In 2016

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Airshow fans in the UK will have a chance to see the F-35 Lightning II this summer! The US Marine Corps announced on Monday that it is planning to send two F-35s to the Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough airshows. The US Air Force also is rumored to be sending jets, though nothing has… Read more

Did Vulcan XH558 Perform Unauthorized Barrel Rolls Before Retirement?

If there’s one warbird that has captivated the aviation community over the past few years, it’s been XH558: the last flying Avro Vulcan. XH558 has been flying since 2007 after retiring from service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1984. On October 28th of this year, the Vulcan made a farewell to flight at… Read more

BREAKING NEWS – Hawker Hunter Down On UK Highway, Multiple Casualties Reported

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A Hawker Hunter jet has crashed at the Shoreham Airshow in the UK today, and there are likely to be multiple casualties. The jet came down on a crowded highway just outside the airfield around 1:20pm local time. Multiple videos of the crash have been posted online; the aircraft can be seen coming down from… Read more

[Updated] Pilot Killed In Aircraft Crash At UK’s Oulton Park Carfest

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UPDATE: The pilot, identified as Kevin Whyman, has been confirmed as killed in the crash. In a statement on the Gnat Display Team’s Facebook: The Heritage Aircraft Trust, operator of the Gnat Display Team is very sad to announce the loss of one of its display pilots, Kevin Whyman, at an airshow for CarFest at… Read more

Avro Lancaster Suffers In-Flight Engine Fire In UK; All Safe After Emergency Landing

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All crew members are safe after an Avro Lancaster bomber made an emergency landing at its home base of RAF Coningsby Thursday afternoon. The Lancaster, which belongs to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, was flying over Lincolnshire, UK when a fire broke out in the engine compartment and forced the emergency landing. Squadron Leader… Read more

British Aerobatic Pilot Killed In Crash During Practice

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A British aerobatic pilot was killed today in a crash at Old Buckenham Airfield near Attleborough in the UK. David Jenkins, a member of the Wildcat Aerobatics team, was reportedly flying his Edge 360 while practicing aerobatics for an airshow when the crash occurred. No possible causes have been mentioned, but Jenkins was an experienced… Read more