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  • 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.
  • Pilot struck, killed by helicopter blade at Pennsylvania fair

    09/29/2013 9:38:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 12:06 AM EDT, Mon September 30, 2013 | Janet DiGiacomo,
    Carl R. Enlow, 69, landed the helicopter at the Bloomsburg Fair grounds Friday to re-fuel and to allow a relief pilot to take over. He left the chopper and was re-entering to speak to the replacement pilot when he was struck by the rotor, the fair association said.
  • Oshkosh EAA AirVenture 2013 - Pearl Harbor reenactment

    08/05/2013 8:20:47 AM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 08/04/2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    When there is a wall of flame and thick billowing smoke at an air show it is sadly the sign of a tragedy. But for spectators at a display in America it was the chance to cheer and remember one of the most important days in their history. As a P-40 Kittyhawk fighter flew low at low level it was the start of a spectacular re-enactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Navy in 1941. The skies above Oshkosh in Wisconsin were filled with dueling fighter planes as the aerial battles from the Day of Infamy were...
  • Washington To Be Largely Absent From AirVenture This Year

    07/29/2013 3:42:06 AM PDT · by taildragger · 9 replies
    Aero-News ^ | 07/29/2013 | Site Author
    FAA Administrator Will Not Be Attending The Show FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will not be attending Oshkosh this year. And while he had a previous family engagement made months in advance, it is at the very least unfortunate timing given the ultimatum handed to EAA over air traffic control services for the show.
  • Spectacular Video-Sukhoi35:Paris Airshow June 2013

    07/08/2013 7:13:17 AM PDT · by lbryce · 75 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 8, 2013 | Staff
    YouTube:Sukhoi35-Paris Air Show-June 2013The Sukhoi35 doesn't take off for almost 2 minutes so skip to 1:25 as it begins rolling down the runway. The takeoff is the most spectacular I've ever seen.
  • Pilot, stunt walker killed in plane crash at Ohio air show

    06/22/2013 3:43:51 PM PDT · by Doogle · 47 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | AP via FOX
    DAYTON, Ohio – A plane carrying a wing walker crashed at an air show and exploded into flames Saturday, killing the pilot and stunt walker instantly, authorities said. The crash of the 450 HP Stearman happened at around 12:45 p.m. at the Vectren Air Show at Dayton International Airport. No spectators were hurt. A video posted on WHIO-TV shows the plane turn upside-down as the performer sits on top of the wing. The plane then tilts and crashes to the ground, erupting into flames as spectators screamed. Ian Hoyt, an aviation photographer and licensed pilot from Findlay, was at the...
  • Plane Crash Cancels Dayton Airshow (Biplane with wing walker)

    The Vectren Dayton Air Show has been cancelled for the day in the aftermath of a fiery crash.
  • Atomic bomb re-enacting dropped from Ohio air show

    04/18/2013 8:54:51 AM PDT · by oxcart · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 18, 2013 | By DAN SEWELL
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- A popular southwest Ohio air show has canceled plans to stage a re-enactment of the devastating World War II atomic bomb attack on Japan after protests, officials said Thursday. Dayton Air Show spokeswoman Brenda Kerfoot said the June 22-23 event at Dayton International Airport will keep a planned "Great Wall of Fire" pyrotechnic show but not as an event meant to re-enact the Aug. 6, 1945, bombing of Hiroshima. The B-29 plane "Fifi," similar to the Enola Gay B-29 bomber used to attack Japan, will remain in the show but in a separate role. Air show officials...
  • Offutt Air Show canceled due to military budget cuts.

    04/03/2013 11:28:50 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 14 replies
    The Omaha World Herald(Buffet's Rag) ^ | April 3, 2013 | By Henry J. Cordes
    For the first time since 1971, there will be no air show at Offutt Air Force Base this year. Base officials announced Wednesday that because of operating budget uncertainties tied to the federal budget sequestration, the show and open house scheduled for Aug. 24-25 have been canceled. “The Department of Defense and the Air Force are facing difficult fiscal challenges, which requires us to make some tough decisions here at Offutt,'' said Col. John Rauch, commander of Offutt's 55th Wing. “One of these tough decisions includes cancelling this year's air show.''
  • Kaneohe Air Show at Marine Corps Base Hawaii: YouTube

    10/01/2012 8:22:44 PM PDT · by hawaiianninja · 3 replies
    Pacific Business News ^ | September 30, 2012 | imatrader3
    The Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii had an Air Show this past weekend featuring the Blue Angels. Pacific Business News has a slideshow of it. But more impressive were some of the videos on YouTube: The YouTube link I have on this post is by imatrader3.
  • Famed ND pilot Bob Odegaard killed during practice for Valley City air show

    09/07/2012 7:56:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead ^ | September 7, 2012 | Staff
    VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Famed North Dakota pilot Bob Odegaard was killed during a practice run for the air show planned for Saturday at the Barnes County Municipal Airport here, authorities say.
  • Members of activist groups protest Great State of Maine Air Show (USAF Thunderbirds are evil)

    08/26/2012 5:28:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    WMTV News ^ | August 25, 2012
    BRUNSWICK — A number of activist groups protested the Great State of Maine Air Show on Saturday. Veterans for Peace was one of the groups that protested the air show of war planes at Brunswick Landing. Along with the negative environmental effects, the group said events like these glorify war. According to the group, Thunderbird airplanes drop bombs and kill people. Group members said these planes should not be used to entertain. Veterans for Peace member Bruce Gagnon said, "... We believe that these air shows basically are recruiting with gimmicks and recruit our children in to these endless...
  • Get there early if you want to watch the Marines storm Burke Lakefront Airport(Cleveland-June 16/17)

    The Marines will storm Burke Lakefront Airport June 16 and 17, using some of the military's newest tactics and equipment. You'll get to watch, but get there early. Cleveland officials and Marines estimate 40,000 people will attend each of two simulated amphibious assaults at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the airport. The demonstrations are among the high points of Marine Week, in which an estimated 120,000 people will visit a variety of events in Greater Cleveland. The invading Marines will come by land, water and air, and it could be difficult to see every bit of the action. That's...
  • Legends never die......teaser vid

    03/23/2012 2:12:05 PM PDT · by Doogle · 10 replies
    Just a teaser from fighter collection site (www.fighter-collection.com)about the airshow at Duxford coming up on June 30th&July 1st 2012 Some nifty HD shots on the clip http://player.vimeo.com/video/37599899
  • Fighters, radar, marine patrols top Asia's military wish-list

    02/16/2012 4:21:46 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 16, 2012 | Raju Gopalakrishnan
    Fighters, radar, marine patrols top Asia's military wish-list (Reuters) - Singapore hosted military brass from across Asia this week at the region's biggest arms and aerospace bazaar, almost 70 years to the day since it fell to Japanese forces sweeping across Southeast Asia during World War Two. Japan has since become allied with most other Asian nations. It is now China which is the behemoth others are eyeing with unease. And bigger defense budgets, means sales of fighters, weapons and other tools of death and destruction are higher than ever before. At the Singapore Airshow, salesmen in business suits escorted...
  • Police Say Nine Killed in Deadly Crash at Reno Air Show, as Probe Focuses on Wayward Part

    09/17/2011 6:31:59 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 82 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 9/17/2011 | AP
    RENO, Nev. – The death toll in the crash of a World War II-era plane during a Reno air race rose to nine people Saturday as investigators combed through wreckage and scoured amateur video clips to determine why the aircraft suddenly spiraled out of control and plummeted to the ground near hundreds of spectators. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/17/federal-investigators-looking-into-what-caused-deadly-crash-at-air-show/#ixzz1YGNn9wu6
  • Plane Crashes at West Virginia Air Show

    09/17/2011 6:47:33 PM PDT · by Doogle · 53 replies · 1+ views
    FOX ^ | 09/17/11 | FOX
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A plane crashed Saturday at an air show in Martinsburg, W.Va., FOX News Channel reported. Kimmie Shipley, a spokeswoman for the West Virginia University Hospital said that there are no fatalities as a result of the crash other than the pilot. There were no initial reports of injuries in the crowd. West Virginia Air National Guard spokesman Lt. Nathan Mueller said the T-28 aircraft crashed while it performed during a routine at the Thunder over the Blue Ridge Open House and Air Show in Martinsburg. Mueller did not have any details on the pilot's condition.
  • Plane Crashes Into Crowd at Nevada Air Race, Injuring More Than 75

    09/16/2011 7:05:20 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 122 replies
    DEVELOPING: RENO, Nev. -- An airplane crashed Friday into a crowd attending an air race here, injuring dozens in what one event official described as a "mass-casualty situation." A medical official later said more than 75 people had been injured, including 25 critically. There was no official word on deaths, though one report put the toll as high as 12 and the crash near the grandstands left a horrific scene of bodies and wreckage.
  • The Glory and Might of American Air Power

    08/31/2011 2:35:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | Aug 30, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    California Capital Airshow coming up Sept. 11th-12th...  Some highlights from last year's event: There are only seven Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft that remain in flying condition out of over 10,000 produced... five of them made this show. This gentleman is Col Bill Harris... now 95 years old.  He came to the even in a wheelchair and had a hard time making the few steps to the plane. But this P-38 was painted to replicate the one Col Harris flew in WWII; you see, Bill Harris is a genuine WWII ace, having scored 15 confirmed aerial kills of Imperial Japanese aircraft....
  • Stuntman killed at airshow WARNING: VIDEO MAY DISTURB

    08/22/2011 2:15:58 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 8-22-11 | ap
    Silver Wings Wingwalking Team member Todd Green was trying to move from a plane to a helicopter when he fell at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base Air Show in Harrison Charter Township, about 32km northeast of Detroit, Michigan, said Technical Sergeant Dan Heaton, a spokesman at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.
  • Thousands see crash that kills veteran pilot (Bryan Jensen)

    08/21/2011 10:30:39 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | August 20, 2011 | Mike Hendricks and Glenn E. Rice
    The pilot of the biplane that pancaked into the runway at Wheeler Downtown Airport before a stunned air show crowd Saturday described himself as obsessed with flying. Bryan Jensen grew up on a farm in Iowa, took his first flying lesson when he was 13, soloed on his 16th birthday and as an adult flew jumbo jets for Delta Air Lines, according to a website promoting his passion for aerobatic flying. He’d been a stunt pilot the past 15 years, when not in the captain’s seat of a 747.
  • Red Arrows stunt team jet crashes during air show

    08/20/2011 9:14:41 AM PDT · by hattend · 13 replies · 2+ views
    AP Yahoo ^ | Aug 20 2011 | AP
    LONDON (AP) — A plane belonging to the British military's Red Arrows aerobatic display team crashed Saturday while taking part in an air show in southern England, witnesses and the military said. There was no immediate word on the condition of the pilot. The Ministry of Defense said it was aware of an incident involving the Red Arrows and was investigating. It gave no further details. The BBC and Sky News said the Royal Air Force jet came down near Bournemouth, where an air show is being held Saturday. Witnesses said nine planes took off from Bournemouth Airport to perform...
  • First Russian strike UAV to be showcased at Moscow air show

    08/10/2011 6:01:08 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 10/08/2011
    First Russian strike UAV to be showcased at Moscow air show Lutch, Russia's first unmanned air vehicle (UAV) designed to carry out air strikes, will be shown at the Moscow air show next week, according to its producer, Vega. "Vega will show a full-scale mock-up of the Lutch medium-range UAV at MAKS 2011," a Vega representative said. "Lutch is designed for optical reconnaissance, radar, radio-relay and electronic reconnaissance missions," he added. Lutch can also carry guided weapons on fuselage pylons or in a fuselage weapons bay. "Up to 150-170 kilograms of ammunition and weapons control systems can be carried," Vega...
  • Display pilot's incredible escape from World War Two fighter as he bails out

    07/11/2011 7:38:35 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 23 replies
    Display pilot's incredible escape from World War Two fighter as he bails out after mid-air collision at airshow A pilot had a miracle escape yesterday when he bailed out of his Second World War plane after a mid-air collision at an airshow. Thousands of people watched as the P-51 Mustang plane clipped wings at the annual display show and plummeted to the ground south-west of the former World War Two RAF Duxford base in Cambridgeshire, yesterday. Pilot Rob Davies parachuted to safety following the mid-air accident at the Flying Legends show which happened after three planes had formed a triangle...
  • Gathering of Eagles will take flight in July (July 8,9,& 10, Willoughby Ohio Air Show)

    07/03/2011 5:41:21 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 1 replies
    news-herald.com ^ | June 19, 2011 | Max Reinhart
    As with years past, all eyes will be on the skies when the U.S. Aviation Museum launches its annual air show, Gathering of Eagles, in Willoughby this July. The annual air show was canceled in 2008 because of economic troubles and Aviation Museum chief executive officer Tony Mazzolini said the organization is hoping for a big year in 2011 to ensure the event can continue in 2012. "Today the appearance fee for some of these (planes) can be $8,000 or more," Mazzolini said. "With that and the rising cost of fuel, it takes a little bit of a fortune to...
  • Raw Video: Pilot Dies in Poland Air Show Crash

    06/19/2011 12:13:01 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Jun 18, 2011 | AP Video
    A small plane lost control and plunged into a river Saturday as it performed stunts at an air show in Poland. The pilot, the only person on board, was killed.
  • Blue Angels to resume air show season

    06/10/2011 5:05:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10 June 2011 | AP story
    PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The Blue Angels flight demonstration team is ready to start performing again. The squad announced Friday that it will resume its air show season June 18 in Davenport, Iowa. The team was ordered to go on a safety stand-down after a May 22 performance in Lynchburg, Va., where four of the six F/A-18 Hornets flew below their specified altitude. All six aircraft landed safely about three-fourths of the way through the scheduled performance without damage to the planes or injury to the pilots. The stand-down led to the departure of the squad's commander, Navy Cmdr. Dave Koss....
  • Pilot killed in Florida air show crash

    03/27/2011 11:04:37 AM PDT · by klpt · 10 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2011 | CNN Wire staff
    CNN) -- A pilot performing stunts in an east Florida air show died in a fiery crash Saturday when the Russian military plane he was flying broke from formation and plummeted to the ground, officials said. No one else was injured, the spokesman said. The incident occured at around 4:30 p.m. E.T. in Bunnell, Florida, at Flagler County Airport, according to Carl Laundrie, the county's communications director. Bunnell is about 25 miles north of Daytona Beach. The pilot, William E. Walker, 58, of Cookeville, Tennessee,was performing at the 2nd Annual Wings over Flagler air show when the crash occurred, according...
  • 70 Years of Thunder - Luke AFB 2011 Airshow & Open House (9a-4p Sat/Sun)

    03/18/2011 2:20:44 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 6 replies
    General Info: March 19-20, 2011 (Saturday and Sunday) 09:00-16:00 (9AM – 4PM)ADMISSION IS FREE! Concessions will be available to purchase food and drinks. Cooler stations with free water will be located throughout the show area.Parking Info Click on the image to the left for a larger and printable view of map.Be advised traffic in the areas surrounding Luke Air Force Base will be heavy on March 19 – 20, 2011 so make sure to plan for it.  There will be limited access between Camelback Rd. and Olive Ave. and between Reems Rd. and the AZ Loop 101.University of Phoenix/Cardinals...
  • Sea Harrier revived by former USMC pilot for air show circuit

    12/18/2010 11:16:16 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 12/18/2010 | stephen Trimble
    Not long before the UK Royal Navy decommissioned the last British Aerospace Sea Harrier in March 2006, Maryland resident and aircraft mechanic Christian Vlahos received a phone call from a close friend. Art Nalls, calling from England, immediately got to the point. "He said, 'Christian, I want to buy a Harrier,'" Vlahos recalls nearly four years later. "I was like, 'As in, a 'Harrier'-Harrier?!'" As unusual as the conversation may seem, it was not entirely out of character for Nalls. A former US Marine Corps test pilot-turned-real estate-millionaire, Nalls has an eccentric streak. Not only had Nalls restored - with...
  • Aviation China to showcase world's aircraft

    11/09/2010 9:22:46 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Xinhua ^ | November 9, 2010
    Aviation China to showcase world's aircraft Xinhua, November 9, 2010 The 8th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, to be launched on Nov. 16 in Zhuhai, China's mainland, will showcase about 70 aircraft of different models from all over the world, the event organizer announced here Tuesday. The exhibition organizer Zhuhai Airshow Co. Ltd. held a press briefing in Hong Kong on Tuesday and introduced the details of the show, which has attracted about 600 exhibitors to join. The show, with a floor space totaling 23,000 square meters, will feature about 70 aircraft, including both commercial and military ones, from...
  • United 747 Buzzes Golden Gate Bridge

    10/19/2010 1:34:38 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 19, 2010 | Unknown
    LOL, had to do a double take to make sure it wasn't AF1.
  • Sci-Fi Airshow

    10/08/2010 1:50:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    The SCI-FI AIR SHOW’s purpose is to preserve and promote the rich and varied history of Sci-Fi/fantasy vehicles.
  • Boy, 13, struck by lightning -- on Friday the 13th (at 13:13 at an air show)

    08/14/2010 4:29:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/14/10 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) – Friday the 13th proved suitably unlucky for one 13 year-old boy who was struck by lightning before being taken to hospital -- at 13:13 on the dreaded date. The boy, who has not been named, was treated for a minor burn after being hit along with two others at an air show in Suffolk, eastern England, a spokeswoman said. ... Clarke added that two other people were treated for injuries from lightning burns in the space of twenty minutes, and that all three people were holding umbrellas at the time which "acts as a conductor for electricity."...
  • No JSFs Flying To Farnborough

    07/12/2010 11:27:22 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | 7/9/2010 | Colin Clark
    At a time when international partners are skittish about rising costs for the Joint Strike Fighter program and allies have complained about access to program information, the Pentagon has decided that not a single Joint Strike fighter will head to the Farnborough Air Show and no one from the JPO will attend the show. We confirmed the JSF and Joint Program Office rumors late this afternoon with a Pentagon spokeswoman. Separately, we hear that the head of Pentagon acquisition, Ash Carter, may attend the show though we have been unable to confirm this. Carter’s presence would at least give the...
  • Thunderbirds announce their 2009 schedule

    12/08/2009 4:36:44 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 23 replies · 899+ views
    F-16.net ^ | December 8, 2009 | (by Lieven Dewitte)
    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, "Thunderbirds," has announced its 2010 air show schedule. The team's 57th show season is scheduled to take them to more than 65 shows in 27 states and Canada. The 2010 schedule is as follows: March 20-21: Davis Monthan AFB, AZ 27-28: Maxwell AFB, AL April 10-11: Eglin AFB, FL 17-18: Lakeland, FL 24-25: Barksdale AFB, LA May 1 Dyess AFB, TX 2 Altus AFB, OK 8-9 Shaw AFB, SC 15-16 Columbus AFB, MS 22 Grand Forks AFB, ND 26: USAFA, CO 29-30 Janesville, WI June 5-6 Ocean City, MD 12-13 Quebec City, Canada...
  • Edwards Air Show Soars

    10/18/2009 12:23:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies · 1,424+ views
    Valley Press ^ | October 19, 2009 | Allison Gatlin
    EDWARDS AFB - More than 100,000 people streamed into Edwards Air Force Base Saturday to join in a celebration of aviation and flight test history during Flight Test Nation 2009, the base's open house and air show. "WHAT A SIGHT - The Warbirds demonstration included pyrotechnics Saturday at Edwards Air Force Base Flight Test Nation 2009 Air Show and Open House. Participating planes included the B-52, B-17, P-51 and P-38." MOLLY HAUXWELL/Valley Press
  • Any folks make it to Edwards Air Force Base today?

    10/17/2009 9:08:47 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 5 replies · 685+ views
    October 17, 2009 | NoRedTape
    .......a most awesome Air Show! Major General Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier at 10am sharp to get the show rolling. Show promo video here....................this is what the show offered.......and more.....
  • Two Belarussian pilots killed at Polish air show (video of Su 27 crash)

    08/30/2009 12:32:08 PM PDT · by lizol · 25 replies · 2,796+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Aug 30, 2009
    Two Belarussian pilots killed at Polish air show Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:30pm IST RADOM, Poland (Reuters) - Two Belarussian Air Force pilots were killed on Sunday when their SU-27 fighter plane crashed during an aerial acrobatics display at an air show in central Poland, police said. "The two pilots did not manage to catapult to safety and were killed in the crash but there were no other casualties," police spokeswoman Agnieszka Humelusz in Radom, a city about 100 km (62 miles) south of Warsaw, told Reuters. Witness Leszek Kopec told Reuters by telephone: "The SU-27 crashed far beyond the...
  • Jet crashes at Polish air show, two dead [SU-27]

    08/30/2009 2:34:34 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies · 2,135+ views
    ninemsn.com.au ^ | Aug 31 2009 | AP
    A Belarusian fighter jet has crashed during an air show in central Poland, killing both pilots on board the two-seater plane, officials said. The Su-27 jet went down while performing manoeuvres on Sunday at a festival in Radom, 105km south of Warsaw.
  • Two Russian military jets collide

    08/16/2009 6:00:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies · 1,379+ views
    BBC News ^ | 16 August 2009
    Two Russian military jets collide Two Russian Su-27 fighter jets have collided during rehearsals for a flying display at a big air show near Moscow. "The jets collided about 5km (3 miles) from Zhukovsky airfield," RIA news agency quoted a witness as saying. Two pilots from the elite Russian Knights aerobatic team parachuted to safety, Russian media said. But the fate of a third pilot is unclear, with unconfirmed reports that he died in the accident, RIA-Novosti and Interfax news agencies said.
  • Obama bars U.S. aircraft from Moscow air show over crisis

    08/14/2009 10:13:13 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 21 replies · 1,355+ views
    RIA NOVOSTI ^ | 14-Aug-2009 | Staff
    ZHUKOVSKY, August 14 (RIA Novosti) - President Barack Obama has banned U.S. Air Force planes from participating in MAKS-2009 air show in Russia citing the ongoing economic crisis, the show organizer said on Friday. "Eight U.S. aircraft were originally set to be showcased at MAKS and two more to participate in demonstration flights. But the U.S. president's last-minute decision was not to send the planes, which is due to economic, rather than political, reasons," said Vladimir Borisov of the Aviasalon firm. Earlier reports said over 711 companies, including 465 Russian firms, will participate in the biennial air show outside Moscow...
  • Crash at Alabama air show.

    09/23/2006 1:55:11 PM PDT · by Timbo64 · 41 replies · 4,593+ views
    I just got an e-mail saying that there was a plane crash at the Shelby County Airport (Alabaster, Al) during todays wings and wheels airshow. My brother was flying in there today. Does anyone have ANY info about this crash? I can't get ahold of anyone who is there. My wife and I did not go because of poor weather in the area. Thanks.
  • Raw Video: Inside a Blue Angel Cockpit (Air Show From the Pilot's View)

    06/13/2009 9:07:58 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 34 replies · 2,168+ views
    Wired.com | 06/12/09 | Noah Shachtman
    I think I need a barf bag. My head is spinning after watching this footage of the Blue Angels, the Navy’s ridiculously precise stunt pilot team. No, I’m not talking about another home movie of the fliers, shot from an air show. This raw video is taken from inside a Blue Angel cockpit, as the jets scream through the air. Personally, it’s as close as I ever want to get from stepping inside one of those planes. Closer, actually.Video
  • Air Force Thunderbirds and Canadian Snowbirds Long Island Air Show

    05/22/2009 7:41:29 AM PDT · by alisasny · 4 replies · 982+ views
    Jones Beach Airshow ^ | 05/22/2009 | Our brave airmen and women
    What a great day to live near Republic airport on Long Island.. Canadian Snowbirds just flew over for their Friday practice run for the show on Saturday and Sunday... Thunderbirds will buzz my house around 2 pm!! Going down to the airport tomorrow. They do a stunt before they land for the airport crowd. We rotate every Memorial Day with the Blue Angels...
  • NORAD Flight Exercise Planned for Washington, D.C.

    05/13/2009 9:36:28 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 6 replies · 1,523+ views
    The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region, will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 09-07, on May 15 and 19 between midnight and 6:00 a.m. in the National Capital Region (NCR), Washington, D.C. The exercise comprises a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Capital Region Command Center, the Joint Air Defense Operations Center, the Continental U.S. NORAD Region (CONR), Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard and CONR's Western Air Defense Sector.