2015 USAF F-22 Raptor Demonstration Schedule

The much-anticipated schedule for the United States Air Force’s F-22 Raptor demo was just released by Air Combat Command. Check your calendars and put in your time-off requests now, because here is where you can find the Raptor flying this year:

Mar 21-22 – Melbourne, FL Mar 28-29 – Tuscaloosa, AL Apr 11-12 […]

RCAF Announces Pilot and Theme for 2015 CF-18 Demo Team

In a press release last Friday, the Royal Canadian Air Force announced that Captain Denis “Cheech” Beaulieu will be the CF-18 Demonstration pilot for the 2015 season. A native of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Capt. Beaulieu joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2006 with the goal of becoming a fighter pilot. In 2011, he completed […]

Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet Demo 2015 Schedule Released

The CF-18 Demo will perform at several shows in the US in 2015, in addition to many shows in Canada. The Midwest will see the CF-18 at Waukegan and fans of the CF-18 in California will have the chance to see them twice at Chico and Salinas.

Will you see them in 2015? Let […]

US Navy Hornet Tac Demos Return – For One Weekend Only

Back in June, AirshowStuff shared some hope that the US Navy would be performing Tactical Demonstrations in Hornets at the NAS Oceana Airshow this year. We are happy to report that the Navy Tac Demo Facebook page confirmed today that both the F/A-18C Hornet and the F/A-18F Super Hornet demonstrations will indeed be […]

Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet Demo Jet Hit by Lightning

The RCAF CF-18 Demo jet and Capt. Adam Runge were forced to make an emergency landing Thursday morning after the aircraft was struck by lightning during flight. The aircraft was traveling to the Whitecourt Airshow from High River when it was struck at 17,000 feet.

CTVNews in Canada reports that “The pilot, Capt. […]

CF-18 Hornet Demo Team Schedule Changes

When the CF-18 Hornet Demo Team schedule was released earlier this year, the schedule included a few overseas performances. These performances would be at two airshows, on three different weekends. The first show, scheduled for Aug 30-31st and September 6-7th was in Switzerland.  Air 14 Payerne is a large celebration of the 100th Anniversary of […]

UPDATE: Navy Hornet/Super Hornet Demos at NAS Oceana

We’ve found another glimmer of hope in the Navy Hornet Demos saga. You may remember a few weeks ago we reported that a F-18 Hornet/Super Hornet demonstration was performed at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA. Today, while browsing the NAS Oceana Airshow website  I came across this at the bottom of the performers page. […]

F-18 Hornet Flight Demonstration NOTAM at Oceana

As a pilot living in Hampton Roads, checking the NOTAMS is something I do everyday. Usually, it’s the same old things but every once in awhile you’ll see something that grabs your attention. Today was one of those days. While looking at the Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS) for NAS Oceana (KNTU), I came […]

2014 USAF Thunderbirds Demo Music

Show Start – “Olympic Spirit” by John Williams … followed by “Thunderama”  Pilot Introduction – “The Natural” (remix) by Randy Newman  Engine Start –“Why So Serious” (Crystal Method remix) by Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard  Taxi Out –“World Collapsing” by Danny Cocke  Crew Chief Groundshow – “Heroes Of War” David Robidoux  EOR Checks – “Arrival To Earth” by Steve Jablonsky  Diamond Takeoff – “Ladies […]