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  • A-10 returns as a single-ship demonstration (2018 Airshows!)

    04/25/2018 10:46:09 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 22 replies
    Air Combat Command ^ | Jan 19, 2018 | Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier, 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
    DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- While all members of Davis-Monthan AFB have maintained our mission of sustaining attack airpower, a select group of Airmen have been preparing for an additional mission; demonstrating the capabilities of the A-10C Thunderbolt II. The A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team will perform demos for the first time in seven years for the 2018 air show season. The A-10 will be one of three single-ship aerial demonstration teams in Air Combat Command. “It’s humbling to be selected as the team to bring back the A-10 demo,” said Master Sgt. Derek Allen, A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration...
  • NAS Oceana conducts annual air show mishap drill

    08/13/2017 1:08:25 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 10 replies
    WTKR News 3 ^ | 8/10/17 | ToddCorillo
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Naval Air Station Oceana conducted its annual air show mishap drill on Thursday. http://wtkr.com/2017/08/10/nas-oceana-conducts-annual-air-show-mishap-drill-2/
  • The Deadliest Air Show Accident In History: The Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 Flanker Crash ...

    07/31/2017 7:22:59 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | July 27, 2017 | David Cenciotti
    A Ukrainian Flanker crashed during a display at Sknyliv airfield, in Ukraine. The accident killed 77 people and injured 543. The deadliest air show accident in history occurred on Jul. 27, 2002, at Sknyliv airfield near Lviv, Ukraine, when a Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 Flanker crashed during its display routine. The two pilots, Volodymyr Toponar and Yuriy Yegorov, ejected safely but as a consequence of the crash 77 people died and 545 were injured, 100 of whom were hospitalised. Several videos show the incident from different viewpoints. The Flanker can be seen performing a sort of split-S at low altitude,...
  • Thunderbird F-16 plane flips on its top at Dayton Air Show

    06/23/2017 11:45:00 AM PDT · by WayneM · 10 replies
    WHIO ^ | 23JUN17 | whio.com
    UPDATE @ 2:38 p.m. From Thunderbirds Facebook page: “The United States Air Force Thunderbirds were conducting a single-ship familiarization flight on Friday June 23, 2017. Upon landing there was a mishap at the Dayton International Airport with an F-16D Fighting Falcon at approximately 12:20 p.m. Emergency services are on the scene. We will provide more information as it becomes available.”
  • USAF Thunderbirds flight June 23. Landing mishap at 12:20 p.m. More info to come...

    06/23/2017 11:45:46 AM PDT · by johnk · 36 replies
    wdtn.com ^ | June 23, 2017 | By Paul Rodzinka
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A plane is on its top at the Dayton International Airport. The incident happened shortly before 12:30 pm at the Dayton International Airport where aircraft and crews are practicing for the Vectren Dayton Air Show. The Thunderbirds posted a statement on Twitter about the incident: USAF Thunderbirds were conducting a familiarization flight June 23. There was a mishap upon landing at 12:20 p.m. More info to come. — Thunderbirds (@AFThunderbirds) June 23, 2017 Montgomery County dispatchers tell 2 NEWS a plane has run off the end of the runway and is now upside down. Wright-Patterson Air...
  • Last Sea Vixen plane bursts into flames as it crashes on the runway (tr)

    05/28/2017 1:16:51 PM PDT · by DFG · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/28/2017 | Alice Evans
    A pilot had a lucky escape after the last remaining Sea Vixen plane, known as the Foxy Lady, did an emergency landing at an airfield in Somerset yesterday. The pilot was unharmed after the aircraft, which served in the Royal Navy in the 1960s, did a 'belly-landing' on return to its base in Yeovilton. Scott Dabinett, 32, captured incredible photos of the heart-stopping incident, which saw the pilot touchdown without landing gear after flying back from the Duxford Air Show in Cambridgeshire.
  • LIVE VIDEO: Fleet Week Air Show in San Francisco

    10/07/2016 3:01:57 PM PDT · by bugseye · 3 replies
    KGO 7 Bay Area ^ | 10/07/16 | ABC7 News
    http://abc7news.com/live/7704/
  • VIDEO: Most REFRESHING Air Show in the World (Ft. Lauderdale)

    07/02/2016 10:02:26 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 1, 2016 | pjcomix
    There might be better airshows out there but for sure none is as refreshing as the Fort Lauderdale Air Show. Watch from the beach or, better yet, while sitting in the ocean. This video is from 05-07-16 when I watched this group of Thunderbirds appear from behind the beach condo while wading in the water. VIDEO
  • Vintage P-47 aircraft crashes in Hudson River, pilot killed

    05/28/2016 10:25:52 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 53 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 5-28-16 | Magdalena Doris
    The P-47 Thunderbolt crashed Friday during a promotion for the American Airpower Museum, which is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the P-47 this weekend. Scuba divers recovered the body of the pilot, 56-year-old William Gordon, of Key West, Florida, about three hours after the crash. Gordon was a veteran air show pilot with more than 25 years of experience, according to promotional material for a Key West air show last month. The website for the April 2-3 air show says Gordon was an "aerobatic competency evaluator" who certified performers to perform low-level aerobatics.
  • Aircraft Crash At Shoreham Air Show

    08/22/2015 5:51:49 AM PDT · by Spktyr · 40 replies
    Vanity | 8-21-15 | Self
    Just been informed by a friend attending the Shoreham Air Show in the United Kingdom that a Hawker Hunter has crashed, possibly onto the nearby main road. No chutes observed. No other details.
  • The horrifying moment jet smashed into the A27

    08/23/2015 8:32:38 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | August 23-, 2015 | By JENNY AWFORD and LYDIA WILLGRESS and DARREN BOYLE and THOMAS BURROWS FOR MAILONLINE
    A fighter jet smashed into cars on busy road in front of thousands of horrified spectators at Shoreham Airshow At least 11 died, 14 were injured and the pilot, Andy Hill, has been left fighting for his life in a critical condition Family of gym instructor Matt Jones, 24, said they were 'devastated' after hearing he died in jet crash on A27 Worthing United FC goalkeeper Matt Grimstone and midfielder Jacob Schilt, 23, were also killed in the smash The devastated families and friends of two footballers and a gym instructor who died in the Shoreham Airshow disaster have paid...
  • Shoreham Airshow Plane Crash Update

    08/23/2015 11:58:23 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug. 23, 2015 | Mark Duell et.al
    Gym instructor and two footballers are named as first victims of airshow jet crash... and police reveal at least ELEVEN people were killed as new photographs emerge showing cars engulfed in flame Fighter jet smashed into cars on busy road in front of thousands of horrified spectators at Shoreham Airshow At least 11 died, 14 were injured and the pilot, Andy Hill, has been left fighting for his life in critical condition Read the entire story at link and see photographs
  • Boeing Dreamliner produces near-vertical takeoff ahead of Paris air show

    06/13/2015 4:43:31 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    indianexpress.com ^ | June 13 2015 | Vishnu Varma
    For aviation enthusiasts, this is a video that is un-missable. It serves as a reminder that planes, commercial or military, can do wonders and perform magic in the air. Not to forget those tiny humans, sitting in the cockpit, maneuvering these giant metal birds. On Thursday, Boeing released a spectacular video, showing it’s flagship 787-9 Dreamliner performing a near-vertical take-off and then some really great gliding and swerving movements before returning to the ground. The video was a rehearsal ahead of the Paris Air Show where Boeing’s expert crew will be doing some superb flying.
  • Super Dave grounded due to noise complaints

    04/22/2015 4:13:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    Chilliwack Progress ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jennifer Feinberg
    The roar of Super Dave Mathieson's aerobatic aircraft has been grounded over noise complaints. The full-time air show pilot, who made Chilliwack his home base a few years ago, received notification from Transport Canada earlier this month that he could no longer perform the aerobatics under 2000 feet at Chilliwack Airport, citing proximity to "noise sensitive or livestock" areas.
  • Air Show Math

    09/14/2014 8:19:53 PM PDT · by rey · 72 replies
    Vanity | 14 Sept. 2014 | Rey
    I home school a young girl. In years past, we have gone to the local air show and done such things as measure the tops and bottom of wings and rotos and figure the ratio or difference between the area of the top of the wing versus the bottom and estimated which wings had more lift than others. We measure how much area the wheels occupied on the ground and consulted with the crew chief what the tire pressure was and calculated the weight of the plane. In years past we were able to see F18s form a vapor cone...
  • TELUS - Ramona's Story

    06/25/2014 1:22:05 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 11 replies
    A major Telecommunications firm pulled off an amazing surprise for one long-time customer. I have no idea how they got the idea, how they got the information necessary to know ahead of time that she would have the time of her life. It was obviously a three-minute advertisement but it seems absolutely genuine and I can't imagine how they did it.
  • Pilot killed in biplane crash at Travis air base show

    05/04/2014 7:26:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    SFGate ^ | May 4, 2014 | Stephanie M. Lee and Evan Sernoffsky
    A 77-year-old civilian pilot who had flown planes since he was a teenager was killed when he crashed his biplane Sunday while performing a low-to-the-ground stunt maneuver during an air show at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, authorities said. Officials said Eddie Andreini of Half Moon Bay was piloting the Stearman biplane when it crashed in an open field away from spectators at 2:05 p.m. Black smoke rose from the wreckage as the tens of thousands of people who had flocked to the "Thunder Over Solano" show were evacuated from the base.
  • Planes of Fame Air Show 2014

    04/28/2014 3:18:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Mooney International Corporation is proud to present Planes of Fame Air Show 2014, May 3 & 4: "A Salute to the Mighty Eighth". This year’s airshow will feature over 40 historic aircraft, performing for your enjoyment as well as a salute to the 8th Air Force in WWII. We invite you to Airshow 2014 to celebrate the history and contributions of the men, women, and aircraft of the 8th Air Force. Performers include U.S.A.F. F-22 Raptor Demo Team ...
  • Plane Wing Falls Off During Air Show (Video)

    02/12/2014 6:59:13 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 50 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | Aug 8, 2013 | Twev63
    This is a real " Hello God? HELP! " Just click on it. You won't believe what you see.plane wing falls off during Air Show * 1:13)
  • Paris Air Show 2013 - Su-35 Vertical Take-Off + Air Show (HD)

    11/15/2013 5:39:19 AM PST · by lbryce · 21 replies
    You Tube ^ | Published on Sep 14, 2013 | Staff
    The Sukhoi SU-35 made a stunning performance at the Paris Air Show 2013. There were a few maneuvers I have never seen before and sometimes this skilled pilot made it very difficult for me to follow the plane. Usually I am only filming civilian planes but the performance of this SU-35 was so impressive so that I had to upload the footage.