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    Critically injured Thunderbirds pilot Erik Gonsalves returns to flight duty

    The crash of a lone Air Force Thunderbirds jet returning from a flight in June 2017 left its pilot more severely injured than previously reported as the organization on Wednesday detailed his courageous recovery and his return to flight. In an emotional and personal video narrative produced by the Thunderbirds, Major Erik “Speedy” Gonsalves discusses candid new […] More

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    Blue Angels, top aerobatic pilots to highlight Pensacola Beach Airshow

    PENSACOLA, Fla. — The tranquility of Florida’s Emerald Coast will awaken this week as the Blue Angels take to the skies above the warm Gulf waters to perform a specialized air show for beach goers during the Red, White, and Blues week. Top civilian aerobatics will join with the Navy’s elite flight demonstration squadron’s six Blue and […] More

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    Memorial dedication for fallen Blue Angels pilot to be held June 9

    SMYRNA, Tenn. — A $1 million memorial designed to honor the legacy of a fallen Blue Angels pilot is poised for dedication as a community gives back to the flight squadron who has entertained and inspired its citizens for two decades. A captain in the U.S. Marines, Jeffrey “Kooch” Kuss was a decorated pilot who had logged […] More

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    Air Force Thunderbirds return this weekend over Hampton Roads

    The Air Force Thunderbirds are back and will resume their air show schedule this week beginning with the AirPower Over Hampton Roads in Virginia, the squadron announced on Monday. The long awaited announcement comes nearly six weeks following the loss of Thunderbird 4 slot pilot Major Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno, who crashed during a training exercise […] More

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    Maintainers take pride in keeping Navy’s Blue Angels on schedule

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC — A group of maintainers dedicated in keeping the jets of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels operational for every air show are working long hours each day to ensure their aircraft perform in the highest standards. The pilots of the Navy’s elite Flight Demonstration Squadron are the first to say that the […] More

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    Record 120,000 attend inaugural Wings Over Myrtle Beach

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC — Military aircraft and the nation’s top aerobatic performers took to the clear skies over Myrtle Beach for the coastal communities first air show in two decades. The area known as the Grand Strand enjoyed the inaugural event under blue skies and seasonable temperatures on Saturday and Sunday. An estimated record crowd […] More

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    Blue Angels, F-16 Viper to Perform at Myrtle Beach Airshow

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC — The nation’s top aerobatic pilots and popular military aircraft including the Navy’s Blue Angels, have arrived in Myrtle Beach in preparation for the region’s first air show in nearly two decades. The two-day family event is expected to entertain with top aviation performers, great food, and offer an economic boost for […] More

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    GEICO Skytypers Airshow Team Ready for Wings Over Myrtle Beach

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC — The GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team has launched into their new season primed with a new flight demonstration display and loaded with a dizzying array of aerobatic maneuvers they will showcase next at the Wings Over Myrtle Beach. The GEICO Skytypers carry the torch forward for the Greatest Generation of pilots, […] More

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    Blue Angels, Top Aerobatic Performers Arrive for Tuscaloosa Airshow

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt screamed across western Alabama on Thursday as top military and civilian aircraft began arriving for the Tuscaloosa Regional Airshow this weekend. The two-day family event will bring together aerobatic flying, great food, and a family-friendly atmosphere at a growing airport. Weather permitting, aircraft rides […] More

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