2015 F-16 Fighting Falcon Demo Team Schedule

The USAF’s Air Combat Command has released the 2015 Fighting Falcon Demo Team (aka Viper East) schedule! Will you see the team this year? They will perform 15 shows in both the United States and Canada!

Mar 21-22 – Melbourne, FL Apr 11-12 – MCAS Beaufort, SC May 30-31 – North Kingstown, […]

FLYOVER ALERT: Super Bowl XLIX

Airshow fans! Tune into NBC Sunday at 6pm to see the USAF Thunderbirds flyover the Super Bowl! Six red, white, and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons from the USAF’s aerial demonstration squadron will flyover around 6pm Eastern time at the end of the National Anthem to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States […]

Fan Submissions: Theme Week 7 – Heritage/Legacy Flights

Thanks again for submitting your photos for last week’s theme week! We posted some of our favorite Heritage/Legacy Flight photos throughout the week, and asked our fans to share some of their own shots to be featured right here on our blog. Check out just a sampling of the over 100 submissions in the […]

USAF Single Ship Demos in 2015 – Return of Viper East!

Since sequestration took place, many airshow fans have been eagerly waiting at the end of each year to hear if some of the USAF’s single ship demos will return for next years airshow season. Yesterday, we got our answer for 2015!

ACC Aerial Events posted on their Facebook page that the single ship demo […]

USAF to Resume Flyovers at Special Events

The United States Air Force announced today that they will resume flyovers at select major sporting events in October.

Back in March 2013, Sequestration grounded all flyovers and airshow demonstrations. In September of last year, airshow performances by the USAF Thunderbirds and F-22 Raptor were approved for 2014, but the Air Force outreach budget […]

Initial Thunder Over Michigan Aircraft List Announced

Thunder Over Michigan has recently posted a list of aircraft that will be on display during the show. As usual it has a huge number of warbirds, but a number of aircraft that rarely visit the show stand out, including the P-63 King Cobra, C-46 Commando, and C-60 Lode Star. This will be […]

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 […]

Update about Sequestration’s Impact on Airshows- Feb 13

 

We reported last week about the possible impacts sequestration could have. One possible contingency plan is stop all military involvement in airshows. This includes the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds and Single Ship Demos. Parachute Teams and Open Houses at bases may also be affected. Non-essential flying will be cut and since the military deems airshows as non-essential to […]

Impact of Sequestration on the Airshow Industry

 

For weeks, we’ve been wondering how sequestration may impact the airshow industry. To sum it up, after April 1st, all military participation in airshows may be forced to end if a deal can not be reached.This includes performances by the USAF Thunderbirds, Navy Blue Angels, static displays and single ship demo teams. These plans are […]

Interesting Notes About The 2013-2014 Schedules

The big airshow news of the day was of course the schedules coming out of ICAS in Las Vegas, one of the most anticipated days of the year, aside from the shows themselves of course. Each year there are some surprises hidden in the schedules and this year was no exception.

One of the […]