Air Force Concludes Investigation Into Fatal Crash Of Thunderbird #4, Releases Report

The US Air Force has released the crash investigation report for April’s fatal crash of Thunderbird #4, Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno. Cajun was flying a practice routine with the team near Creech AFB in Nevada when his aircraft impacted the ground. Very little information about the crash has been made public until now, and… Read more

Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, And Snowbirds Combine For Incredible 21-Ship Mass Formation

In an historic moment, the US Navy Blue Angels, US Air Force Thunderbirds, and Canadian Forces Snowbirds joined together in a massive formation yesterday near Lake Erie. The three teams have crossed paths and flown jointly before, but this is believed to be the first and only time that all 21(!) display aircraft have shared… Read more

Daily Airshow Schedule For EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

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The Experimental Aircraft Association has released the daily airshow schedule for EAA AirVenture 2018! Take a look below and see some of the awesome aircraft and performances that will be taking place. Noteworthy inclusions on the schedule: Monday will feature “FLS Microjet and Cri Cri with Ford vehicle drifting”, an unusual combination that will surely… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds Cancel Appearance At Wings Over Columbus 2018

The USAF Thunderbirds have canceled their planned appearance at the 2018 Wings Over Columbus airshow at Columbus AFB in Mississippi. The move was announced in a video update by Thunderbird #1 following the death of Thunderbird #4, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, in a crash during practice last week. The team had previously announced they were… Read more

Thunderbird #4 Killed In F-16 Crash Near Creech AFB

The US Air Force has released the name of the Thunderbird pilot killed in yesterday’s F-16 crash in Nevada. Thunderbird #4, Major Stephen Del Bagno, was killed in the crash that occurred while the team was practicing their airshow routine near Creech AFB. He was in his first of two seasons with the team, which… Read more

Thunderbird F-16 Crashes In Nevada; Pilot Killed

UPDATE: The name of the pilot has been released. ORIGINAL POST: An F-16 Fighting Falcon jet belonging to the US Air Force Thunderbirds crashed Wednesday inside the military’s Nevada Test and Training Range outside of Nellis AFB. The pilot of the jet was killed, however, the name has not been released yet pending next of… Read more

US Military Answers Internet Demands By Sending Dozens Of Aircraft To Royal International Air Tattoo

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The United States Air Force announced an unprecedented increase in airshow support today with the unveiling of the Royal International Air Tattoo Supporting Unit Coordination Command Squadron. The Royal International Air Tattoo, better known as RIAT, is a large military-themed airshow held every summer at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England. The new command will arrange… Read more

Has The 2018 Aviation Nation Airshow At Nellis AFB Been Cancelled?

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UPDATE: The show has been confirmed as canceled in 2018. ORIGINAL POST: Rumors are swirling that the 2018 Aviation Nation airshow at Nellis AFB has been canceled after it was removed from both the ICAS and USAF Thunderbird 2018 airshow schedules. The show was previously scheduled for November 10-11 on both. This is a stunning… Read more

Rare USAF Heritage Flight Formation To Perform Super Bowl LII Flyover

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Keep your eyes to the sky (or more likely, your TV screen) before the kickoff of Super Bowl LII on February 4th – there will be a special US Air Force Heritage Flight flyover for the national anthem! The formation will feature the World War II-era P-51 Mustang “Sierra Sue II” leading two A-10 Warthogs… Read more

Florida’s Melbourne Air And Space Show Changes 2018 Dates, Retains Thunderbirds As Headliner

The Melbourne Air and Space Show announced today that they have changed dates from March 17-18 to March 24-25. Organizers say that they decided to change dates in order to keep the US Air Force Thunderbirds as headliners. The move is not entirely unexpected, as the two other airshows that originally planned to have the… Read more