Pilot Bill Gordon Killed When P-47 Thunderbolt Crash Lands In Hudson River

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Pilot Bill Gordon, former member of the Iron Eagles Aerobatic Team, has died after the WWII-era P-47 Thunderbolt he was piloting crash landed in the Hudson River near New York City. The aircraft was one of three participating in a photo flight near the city and Statue of Liberty on Friday evening to promote this… Read more

TBM Avenger Gathering Kicks Off Summer With A Bang

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Aviation fans got an early treat this year when a whopping ten TBM Avengers came together for one special weekend in April. The event, held at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru, IL, grew out of an annual private get together organized by local TBM owner Brad Deckert. The idea for this year was… Read more

Last Surviving Martin Mars – World’s Largest Flying Seaplane – To Appear At EAA AirVenture 2016

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EAA recently announced that this year, the Martin JRM Mars water bomber will appear for the first time at EAA AirVenture. It will perform during the airshow several times throughout the week and will be parked near the seaplane base for up-close spectator viewing. The aircraft is unable to actually land at Wittman Regional Airport… Read more

Heavy Bombers Weekend 2015 Photo Albums Uploaded

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Two new albums have been added to the AirshowStuff photo gallery from Heavy Bombers Weekend 2015 in Madison, WI. We’ve covered the event here in a previous post, but since then it has been announced that the 2016 edition will take place in Janesville, WI instead of Madison. The plan is to rotate between the… Read more

Photo Albums Uploaded: Thunder Over Michigan 2015, Abbotsford Int’l Airshow 2015, 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. Thunder Over Michigan Airshow 2015 – Ryan Sundheimer View full photo album: Thunder Over Michigan Airshow 2015 – Ryan Sundheimer Abbotsford International Airshow 2015 –… Read more

Bombers Soar At Thunder Over Michigan 2015

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The heavy metal was out in force at this year’s Thunder Over Michigan airshow, organized by the Yankee Air Museum and held at the historic Willow Run airport in Ypsilanti, MI. The theme for the 2015 show was “Bombertown, USA”, no doubt in celebration of the preservation of the airport’s special role in WWII B-24… Read more

Step Into History With This Rare Footage Of A Spectacular 1945 Airshow

What do you get when you mix the jubilation of ending the Second World War and an Army Air Forces (AAF) with captured enemy aircraft and technology? One of the coolest airshows a warbird buff could possibly imagine! Check out this footage of the Freeman Field Airshow held in September of 1945, 70 years ago.… 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

Massive Arsenal Of Democracy Formation Flyover Set For Friday – Watch It Live Online!

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Hopefully by now you are aware of the Arsenal of Democracy flyover scheduled for Friday, May 8th. This massive undertaking will see scores of WWII aircraft, ranging from a Piper Cub to a B-29 Superfortress, parading over Washington DC to celebrate WWII veterans on the 70th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day. The aircraft… Read more