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    A GEICO Skytyper Has Gone Down in NY, Pilot Lost

    UPDATE 6:00pm EDT: Team officials have confirmed that the deceased pilot is Ken Johansen, the team’s Executive Officer and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a Naval aviator, and a professional airline pilot. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

    ORIGINAL REPORT: Our friends the GEICO Skytypers have suffered a great loss today, after one of the team’s historic Navy SNJ-2 aircraft, first used to train the pilots in WWII, went down in a small neighborhood on Long Island, NY. Continue reading

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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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    Thunderbirds Replace Fallen Pilot as Team Prepares for Air Show Return

    America’s “Ambassadors in Blue”, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, now have a new slot pilot, the #4 position with the team, and he is a former Thunderbird himself. Maj. Nick “Khan” Krajicek, former Slot Pilot during the 2016 and 2017 show seasons, is returning to replace Major Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno, who was lost in a tragic accident during […] 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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