Red Arrows Engineer Killed In RAF Valley Hawk Crash

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A Royal Air Force engineer was killed Tuesday when a Red Arrow jet crashed at RAF Valley in North Wales. Corporal Jonathan Bayliss was riding in the Hawk T1 aircraft when it crashed around 1:30pm local time. The pilot survived and is currently receiving medical treatment for his injuries. The Hawk training aircraft was flying… Read more

Rare British Jet Warbirds Expected At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

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Some rare British jet aircraft will be on the flightline in Oshkosh this July! EAA recently announced that the World Heritage Air Museum in Detroit, MI is planning to bring both a de Havilland Venom and Vampire, as well as a Gloster Meteor that is currently the oldest flying jet in the world. The aircraft… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds Soar Over Paris, Normandy Beach, And More In Preparation For Bastille Day Flyover

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Members of the United States Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds demonstration team are in Europe this week, preparing for their upcoming shows in France and England. The team is set to fly over the city of Paris, France on July 14 in celebration of Bastille Day, France’s La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration) commemorating the Storming… Read more

Atlantic Trident 2017 Exercise Combines Eurofighters, Rafales, And Raptors To Strengthen Ties Between Allies

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After entering World War I on the 6th of April 1917, the United States’ participation in Europe led down a path of air power that resulted in our current day United States Air Force. On 5 May 1918, the American Expeditionary Force in Europe activated the 1st Pursuit Group at Gencoult, France. Commanded by Major… Read more

2017 USAF F-22 Raptor Demo Team Schedule Released

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The US Air Force has released the 2017 airshow schedule for the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team. Will you see the Raptor in 2017? Let us know! Post on our Facebook page and in our forums, and make sure you share pictures after the show! Also check out the rest of the 2017 airshow appearance schedules!… Read more

US Air Force Thunderbirds To Perform At RIAT In 2017

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The US Air Force Thunderbirds will be heading overseas this summer. The Royal International Air Tattoo announced that it will host the team at RAF Fairford in the United Kingdom on July 14, 15, and 16. This is not surprising, since the dates were left conspicuously open on the 2017 USAF Thunderbirds schedule, released earlier… Read more

Red Arrows Aerobatic Show At Farnborough Forbidden After Shoreham Disaster

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The Royal Air Force’s demonstration team, the Red Arrows, will not be performing their aerobatic routine as originally planned at the popular biennial Farnborough International Airshow held in the United Kingdom and scheduled for July 11-17 this year. Instead, the team will be performing formation flypasts during the show. In a press release from the… Read more

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