Safety Changes at the Dayton Airshow

After the tragic crash last year at the Vectren Dayton Airshow in Dayton, OH that took the life of wingwalker Jane Wicker and pilot Charlie Schwenker, the airshow has announced new safety changes for this year’s event. A third fire truck will be added to the line to try and ease the concerns of […]

Hail Damage to B-17 Aluminum Overcast

The B-17 Aluminum Overcast was damaged by hail Wednesday afternoon after strong to severe thunderstorms moved through the Champaign, IL area and impacted the Willard airport. WICD reports that the B-17 was outside during the hailstorm due to no hangar space and suffered damage. Operations Manager  George Daubner told WICD that they will analyze the […]

Airshow Announcer Rhett Grotzinger Passes Away

Photo Credit: Nate Burrows

Long time Quad City Air Show (QCAS) announcer Rhett Grotzinger, passed away early this week after a long battle with cancer. Rhett was an announcer for 26 years at QCAS, only missing one year during that time. In his life he recorded over 4,000 flight hours in a wide […]

2014 Airshow Attendance on the Rise

Airshow attendance is on the rise, according to the International Council of Airshows (ICAS) Facebook page, due to the higher demand for shows after the numerous cancellations of the 2013 airshow season. While it is only May and the air show season is still young, many shows are already reporting very strong […]

F-22 Raptor Demo 2014 Music

Ever been to an airshow and wondered, what was that song that the demo team used? Well, here is your answer! There were a few changes to the F-22 Raptor Demo Team’s music this year from previous years. One song that has stuck every year though is “Stop and Stare.” We can’t think of […]

2014 EAA Skiplane Fly-In – Oshkosh, WI

Here in Northeastern Wisconsin, the early months of the year bring few things other than cold and snow. Luckily for aviation fans, these months also usher in one of the more unique aviation events in the area – the annual Experimental Aircraft Association Skiplane Fly-In. On one Saturday every year, dozens of skiplane […]

Congratulations Aaron!

Congratulations are in order! Yesterday, AirshowStuff photog Aaron Haase got married to his new wife Balee in beautiful French Lick, IN. David and I were both there to see our guy get hitched. Best of luck to the happy couple!

– Ryan

Bold Boeing – Welcome the 747-8I Intercontinental

One can really get the feeling of being amidst something huge when walking through the Boeing factory in Everett, WA. It isn’t so much because the building is the largest building in the world in respect to volume but more of that you are surrounded by enormous structures of steel and docile airliners looming […]

On-Board a Civilian Su-27 Flanker

The first civilian-owned Su-27 Flanker takes to the skies on its first test flight. Click for David’s album of Su-27 photos.

One of the other videos we never had a great place to post is David’s footage from inside the cockpit of a civilian-owned Su-27 Flanker. Pride Aircraft in Rockford, IL bought two […]

An Afternoon With Will “Psycho” Ward

A few months ago, Will Ward invited me out to Willow Run Airport to get some video of his MiG-21. It is pretty stunning to see two MiGs lined up in a row of Cessnas on the tarmac! Will’s sons were visiting for the weekend, so he put them to work readying the aircraft. […]