VFC-111, the Sundowners, provide fleet adversary support with their F-5Ns out of gorgeous Key West, Florida. For a recent air show there, headlined by the Blue Angels, the squadron put together their own little four-ship demo team, and by the looks of the video below they did not disappoint.
The F-35 was supposed to wow aviation spectators and weapons buyers at air shows in the UK two years ago, but an engine fire grounded the program. Now two years later, the F-35 is slated to attempt another inaugural showing in the UK this summer.
There is literally no room for error, or air for that matter, between the Hornets shown in this cockpit video. It was shot from the slot position flying in the Blue Angles’ four-ship diamond formation. The left and right aircraft wing rails almost touch and the slot pilot’s canopy seems within an arms reach of them.
After pulling off an amazing display at Royal International Air Tattoo last month, the last flying Avro Vulcan bomber, known by its serial number XH558, continues to be pushed to her absolute max for her final flying hours before retirement. This was fully apparent at this weekend’s Eastbourne Air Show near the the…
An Mi-28N “Havoc” attack helicopter from Russia’s Golden Eagles aerobatic display team lost control during one of the team’s signature maneuvers and came spinning to the ground. Amazingly, one of the helicopter’s two crewman escaped the wreckage largely unscathed, while the other was killed.
No less than four high-profile aviation incidents, three in the UK and one in Colombia, have rocked the aviation world within the last 24 hours. These included the loss of a shadowy Colombian Air Force CASA 235, an Embraer private jet with three of the Bin Laden family on board, a Folland Gnat performing at a huge car…
Oshkosh has been full of awesome military aircraft action this year, and the Marines didn’t disappoint. Instead of the normal and hideously loud AV-8B Harrier demo, VMA-231 flew two Harriers at the same tame doing coordinated maneuvers for their demonstration and a had a third Harrier come in for a vertical landing…
One of America’s biggest (both figuratively and literally) flying icons has never made it to America’s biggest air show, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh Wisconsin, until this year. The reason why? The B-52’s wing-mounted outrigger wheels are set apart almost as wide as the width of Oshkosh’s main runway, making landing…
The end of the end is near for the famed Avro Vulcan Bomber “XH558.” The aircraft has been flying in private hands and with private funding since 2007, an amazing feat to say the least. Now, after flying more hours than any other Vulcan, this will be her last air show season.
Touring around the nation and jumping out of airplanes in front of millions of people, all on the Army's dime? That's pretty Rockstar, and these guys know it.
One of the hottest air show acts in the country is Greg "Wired" Colyer's T-33 Shooting Star, nicknamed "Ace Maker." Throughout the show season, I do some photo work with Greg and the resulting shots never seems to disappoint. Credit to my friend Julie for the video below of Greg giving us a very close look at Ace…
Indonesia's Jupiter Aerobatic Team, which flies KAI KT-1 turboprop military trainers, experienced a horrific crash yesterday during a practice run for Malaysia's Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA). Astonishingly, all four pilots are reported to have survived the collision.
The MCAS Miramar Air Show features a lot of nighttime afterburner, like A LOT. It is traditionally one of the biggest air shows in the United States and imagery from it never disappoints. One of the unique things about this show is its gratuitous display of fighter jet afterburner action after dark.
From Flight Club: When I was making plans to attend the annual EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin last month, I specifically planned my trip around the chance to see the famous night air show. Acrobatic pilots perform routines while shooting fireworks and sparks from their wings — and it's amazing!
If you want to see the skyline this well, your nearest hope is to get to the top of the Empire State Building. But for that, you have to pay 46 bucks. This view is free. As long as, ya know, Red Bull picks up the tab for the plane and the fuel and the chutes and the suits.
A plane crashed an hour ago — the second air show in two days to experience a downed airplane. This time it was an air show in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Thankfully, at this point, no injuries in the crowd are being reported.