F-35 Lightning II To Race At Reno; Biplane Class Expected To Provide Tough Competition

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The Biplane Class will have a tough new kid on the block to compete with at this year’s Reno Air Races. The United States Air Force has arranged special permission for one of its new F-35 Lightning II fighters to enter the race in an effort to shed the jet’s reputation as unmaneuverable, slow, and… Read more

Two USAF F-35s to Flyover Sunday’s NASCAR Race

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Two F-35 Lightning IIs from Luke AFB will perform the flyover of Sunday’s NASCAR race (3/13/16) from Phoenix International Raceway. The race, which can be viewed on your local FOX affiliate around 3:30 pm Eastern, is not far from the base. Time on target is 3:32:30 exactly and the jets will fly from turn 4… Read more

2016 F-35A Lightning II Heritage Flight Schedule Released

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As we’ve reported previously, 2016 is an exciting time for F-35 fans because the aircraft will be introduced to the public as part of the USAF Heritage Flight program this year. At select show sites, an F-35 Lightning II will join in formation with the F-22, F-16, and/or one or more warbirds to honor the… Read more

FLYOVER ALERT: Thunderbirds in Las Vegas

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The USAF Thunderbirds will fly over the Kobalt Tools 400 this Sunday, March 6th. Expect the flyover around 3pm Eastern, noon Pacific. You can watch ‘NASCAR on Fox’ on your local Fox affiliate. The team, based at nearby Nellis AFB, has performed the flyover at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for many years. The Thunderbirds will… 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

2016 F-16 Fighting Falcon Demo Team Schedule Released

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The US Air Force has released the 2016 airshow schedule for the F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team, popularly known as Viper East. Heritage Flight info will be added at a later date. Will you see the Viper in 2016? Let us know! Post on our Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the… Read more

2016 USAF F-22 Raptor Demo Team Schedule Released

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The US Air Force has released the 2016 airshow schedule for the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team. Heritage Flight info will be added later. Will you see the Raptor in 2016? Let us know! Post on our Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show! Also check out the 2016 USAF F-16 Demonstration… Read more

Rockford AirFest Cancelled in 2016

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In a surprise move, the Chicago-Rockford International Airport announced today that it will not hold its annual Rockford AirFest in 2016 after it was unable to reach an agreement with the US Air Force on an appearance by the F-22 Raptor. The show was left off of the Blue Angel and Thunderbird schedules released in… 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

Photo Albums Uploaded: Cleveland National Airshow and Battle Creek Airshow 2015

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New photo albums have gone up in our photo gallery! Check out a preview of each below and then be sure to follow the links to view the full albums. Cleveland National Airshow 2015 – Ryan Sundheimer View full photo album: Cleveland National Airshow 2015 – Ryan Sundheimer Battle Creek Airshow 2015 – Patrick Barron… Read more